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This case study
looks at sources about people who moved to a different part of the
empire to live. The British empire brought about the migration of
millions of people over hundreds of years. Many people were forced
to migrate and migrants often had harsh and dangerous lives. On the
other hand, migration brought new opportunities for millions. Sometime
even those who were forced to migrate ended up better off as a result.
So, migration is not a simple issue - it is controversial and complicated.
Study each of the sources carefully and look for ways in which they
support or contradict the positive view of British rule given in the
first case study in this gallery.