Thousands of Indigenous Americans travelled to Europe – voluntarily or involuntarily – from as early as the 1490s.
The Ukrainian-Polish border is a symbol of both international solidarity and the continuing threat that xenophobia poses to the European project.
The Aliens Act of 1905 was the culmination of decades of anxiety about migrants – some of whom attempted to reach Britain by clandestine means.
The Aliens Act of 1905 created a new type of immigrant to the UK and a new way of dealing with them.
Norwich prospered in the 16th century, thanks to an influx of immigrants, who arrived fleeing persecution.
The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.
How apt is the comparison between the current crisis and the aftermath of the Second World War?
How free movement in the Roman Empire resulted in a multicultural Britain.
The right to determine who enters its territory has always been seen as a test of a state’s sovereignty, but the physical boundaries have often been vague, says Matt Carr.
Roger Hudson on a moment in the story of Scottish emigration captured in 1923.