A Minority and the State

Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century
Author(s): 
Taylor, Becky
ISBN: 
9780719075674
Date published: 
April 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
240

A Minority and the State is a much needed history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century, drawing together detailed archival research at local and national levels to explore the impact of state and legislative developments on Travellers, as well as their experience of missions, education, war and welfare. It also covers legal developments affecting Travellers and crucially argues that their history must not be dealt with in isolation but as part of a wider history of British minorities. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students concerned with minority groups, the welfare state and the expansion of government, as well as general readers and practitioners working with Travellers.