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Migration and society in Britain, 1550-1830

Author: Ian Whyte
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Series: Social history in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Until the 1960s it was widely believed that people in preindustrial Britain were born, lived their lives and died within the confines of small, tight-knit communities which had only limited contacts with the outside world through migration. In the last 30 years or so, research by historians and historical geographers has shown that from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution mobility was not only normal,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Whyte
ISBN: 0333712447 9780333712443 0333712455 9780333712450 031223175X 9780312231750
OCLC Number: 230740110
Description: 208 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Significance of Migration in Early-Modern British Society.- Pre-Industrial Migration: Theories, Techniques and Sources.- Mobility and Migration in the Countryside.- Migration to the Towns.- Emigration.- Migration and Industrialization.- References.- Bibliography.- Index.
Series Title: Social history in perspective.
Responsibility: Ian D. Whyte.

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Migration is the most imprecise and difficult of all aspects of pre-industrial population to measure. This book reviews a wide range of aspects of population migration, and their impacts on British  Read more...

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