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New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 February 1991



History teaching in a multi‐cultural society was one of the most frequently discussed topics in educational circles in 1990. Anybody who learned history in the pre‐1960 period would, however, have been surprised to learn that it was thought that “multi‐cultural society” was a new‐thing in the UK. To them the history of these islands seemed to be one wave of invaders after another with a sort of English only established as a universal language some 400 years ago. This strand in our history was matched by another in which brave Britons went off in search of fame and fortune, or to head off a foreign threat, overseas.


Cheshire, D.F., Lacey Bryant, S., Cowell, S., Joseph, T., Bunch, A. and Fleming, E. (1991), "Columns", New Library World, Vol. 92 No. 2.




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