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Settlers at the End of Empire (2022) traces the development of racialised migration regimes in South Africa, Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) and the United Kingdom from the Second World War to the end of apartheid in 1994. Bringing together histories of emigration and immigration, it demonstrates that the ideologies of race and nation that influenced British restrictions on migration from the Commonwealth are also evident in the increased flow of British migrants to South Africa and Rhodesia, and the policies of recruitment implemented by these nations in the 1960s and 1970s. Though migration policies took different forms in all three countries, they were intended to defend nations imagined as white in the wake of imperial collapse.


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