Britannia's Embrace

Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief
Author(s): 
Shaw, Caroline
ISBN: 
9780190200985
Date published: 
December 2015
Hardback
Price: 
£47.99

Britannia's Embrace revises current understandings about the origins of refuge, which have focused exclusively on the period post-1914. It argues that the responsibility to protect persecuted foreigners developed in nineteenth-century Britain through a popular movement that equated refugee relief with what it meant to be liberal on a global stage.