Red Walls, green walls: British Identity, rural racism and British colonial history

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 29 Number 3 (2021)

Red Walls, green walls: British Identity, rural racism and British colonial history
Corinne Fowler, pages 56-61

Abstract

Talking about the countryside’s many links with empire has met with fierce political opposition. Nonetheless, recent historical evidence provides invaluable insights into colonialism’s impact on Britain itself. Given the quality and range of this evidence, we can no longer avert our eyes from Britain’s colonial past as our predecessors did. The British Empire is a sensitive topic and should be addressed with compassion and courage. Politicians, educators, historians and curators are duty-bound to tell the truth about the past even when it is painful. Acknowledging this history respectfully but comprehensively will ensure widespread understanding of British colonial history and its many legacies to us today

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Corinne Fowler (2021) Red Walls, green walls: British Identity, rural racism and British colonial history , Renewal, 29(3), 56-61

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