Voyagers to the West: Emigration from Britain to America on the Eve of the Revolution

Voyagers to the West: Emigration from Britain to America on the Eve of the Revolution

By: Bernard Bailyn (author)Hardback

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Part 1 Background - the magnet of the west: an expanded world, 1760-1776; the dilemma of British policy; searching for the facts - the origin and character of the register of emigrants. Part 2 Dimensions: magnitudes, locations and flow; identities and motivations - the dual emigration; arrivals and destinations. Part 3 Mobilizing a labour force: the demand; sources; recruitment; sales and distribution. Part 4 Peopling the peripheral lands - the extremities: Yorkshire and the maritime northeast; failure in Xanadu; Gulf and Delta. Part 5 Peopling the peripheral lands - the great inland arc: North Carolina - the wreck of the "Bachelor"; Georgia - exploiting the ceded lands; New York - swarming to the north.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850430384
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781850430384
  • ISBN10: 1850430381

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