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’ emphasised national and continental destinations, sometimes at the expense of global perspectives, and narrative was often the predominant method, the telling of individual and collective stories, sometimes to the detriment of analysis and explanation. Moreover, as their titles often revealed, the volumes on Cornish emigration history were often gender-blind, bound up in a masculine world of mines and miners, machinery and technology, Cornish wrestling and male-voice choirs, a male-oriented epic which overlooked the fact that Cornish women were a vital part of the process

in British and Irish diasporas
The 1940s to the 1960s

for most of the population. The simple one-way move of John and Helena remained the practice of the great majority of postwar migrants intent on that better future ‘for the children’, and was in keeping with long traditions in British emigration history. But for couples like Leslie and Vera their serial migration history, even as the family size grew, could be turned to their advantage and sustain their drive to get ahead, and the return experience reinforced their commitment to Australia; their openness to continuing mobility would become more characteristic of

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
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A history of immigration to modern Britain and Germany: national and local perspectives

reputation of South Shields, Bremen’s has often been overshadowed by its role as an emigration port despite its history of experiencing foreign labour. Indeed there is no doubting the role that Bremen played in Europe’s emigration history, with Bremen/Bremerhaven having acted as Germany’s major emigration port, peaking during the late 1800s and early 1900s.62 As with Newcastle, studies on Bremen’s post-1945 immigrant communities have been scarce. As part of a larger study on migration to and from Bremen, Diethelm Knauf and Helga Schröder offered a small glimpse into the

in Foreigners, minorities and integration