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By John Shepherd, Janet Shepherd

The new release who grew up in Britain instantly after the second one international conflict are popularly referred to as 'The child Boomers'. As youngsters, they skilled lifestyles in Britain from wartime austerity to the relative affluence of the past due Fifties. Uniquely more healthy and wealthier than earlier generations, this primary welfare kingdom new release obtained unfastened orange juice, milk and cod liver oil to shield their health and wellbeing. even if, their total vitamin used to be constrained till rationing totally led to 1954 -- and the permissive society had but to reach. Janet and John Shepherd discover how the child Boomers grew up in the course of the swap from post-war regulations to a brand new customer society, having fun with elevated selection within the retailers, whereas at domestic, pirate Radio Luxembourg and flickering black and white tv unfolded new vistas.

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As trade within the empire grew by leaps and bounds, so advertising, in particular, disseminated even more widely images of blacks as uncivilized, inferior, but smiling, happy, and grateful in their subservience. The empire was charged with ‘the white man’s burden’ of bringing Christianity and civilized habits, especially hygiene, to God’s ‘coloured’ peoples. Particularly striking were the ubiquitous soap advertisements, which equated being ‘coloured’ with being dirty, a condition which could be metaphorically and literally cleansed away and whitened by the regular use of soap.

From a period in which gender, race, nation, and class had been closely intertwined emerged a phase in which race assumed a greater importance. 51 Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust In framing rules for a more direct rule over India after the shock of the 1857 rebellion, British administrators compiled handbooks advising that the more ‘martial races’ of the Punjab, and subsequently those of Gurkha origin, were the most suitable for recruitment into the army, both on grounds of martial prowess and loyalty to British rule.

Ham derives from the Hebrew Ch’m, associated with being black and burnt. The story was subsequently used to underpin theories of the origin of Africans and to justify their enslavement. Europe as Christian and civilized. But at this stage the opposition to Islam was not racial. Racism Of course, Islam had its own conceptions of its neighbours. The Arabs were well acquainted with fairer-skinned peoples to the north and relatively darker southern populations. But the various Islamic currents had little by way of specific racial beliefs.

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