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West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Amanda Bidnall


Between Britain’s imperial victory in the Second World War and its introduction of race-based immigration restriction ‘at home,’ London’s relationship with its burgeoning West Indian settler community was a cauldron of apprehension, optimism, ignorance, and curiosity. The West Indian Generation revisits this not-quite-postcolonial moment through the careers of a unique generation of West Indian (British Caribbean) artists that included actors Earl Cameron, Edric Connor, Pearl Connor, Cy Grant, Ronald Moody, Barry and Lloyd Reckord, and calypso greats Lord Beginner and Lord Kitchener. Colonial ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, West Indian, London, Commonwealth, British Empire, immigration, race relations, Black British culture, postwar culture, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940032
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Bidnall, author