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Articles tagged : manufacturing
Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Huguenot silk weavers in Spitalfields

Silk designers of Spitalfields  Huguenot refugees sat at the centre of the London silk industry. Most of the Huguenots in Britain involved in the silk trades had been merch ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Britain's merchant shipping: West African seafarers in Liverpool

The emergence of Britain’s merchant shipping industry As an island, Britain relied on maritime activity to maintain its economic and political power. Britain’s trade with ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
The Irish in early industrial Britain: George Cornewall Lewis's report

Irish migration to England, Scotland and Wales Many of the concerns we hear voiced about immigration today were also aired against Irish immigrants in early industrial Britain. Fears of s ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Germanophobia and World War I

Germans in Britain before World War I During the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tens of thousands of Germans made their way to Britain. The factors that pushed the ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Music and migration: songs from the Irish in Birmingham

Recruiting for Birmingham Throughout the twentieth century, the Irish were Britain’s largest foreign-born population. When Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, many Irish-born r ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Building Italian communities: caterers, industrial recruits and professionals

Rapid growth: 1880s to the First World War From the 1880s, the Italian presence in Britain grew rapidly. Between 1891 and 1901 the number of Italian-born people more than doubled, rising ...