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.