A ‘chorus of execration’? Enoch Powell's ‘rivers of blood’ forty years on

@article{Hillman2008AO,
  title={A ‘chorus of execration’? Enoch Powell's ‘rivers of blood’ forty years on},
  author={Nicholas W. Hillman},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={104 - 83}
}
ABSTRACT Enoch Powell's ‘rivers of blood’ speech, delivered forty years ago, in April 1968, had a significant impact on British politics. Commentators are divided between those who have defended Powell's remarks and those who have condemned them. Hillman evaluates the responses, and reassesses the speech. He focuses on five key issues: Powell's motives; whether the speech was racist and/or racialist; the relationship between the speech and Conservative Party policies; Powell's electoral impact… Expand
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Powell, Enoch (1912–98)

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