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Voyagers to the West : a passage in the peopling of America on the eve of the Revolution

Author: Bernard Bailyn; Barbara DeWolfe
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Provides official statistics and personal information on immigration to the New World from Britain.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bailyn, Bernard.
Voyagers to the West.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986
(OCoLC)562818968
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Bailyn; Barbara DeWolfe
ISBN: 0394515692 9780394515694
OCLC Number: 13423480
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1987.
Description: xxvii, 668 pages, [36] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. 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 --
pt. II. Dimensions. Magnitudes, locations, and flow ; Identities and motivations : the dual emigrations ; Arrivals and destinations --
pt. III. Mobilizing a labor force. The demand ; Sources ; Recruitment ; Sales and distribution --
pt. IV. Peopling the peripheral lands : the extremities. Yorkshire and the Maritime Northeast ; Failure in Xanadu ; Gulf and delta --
pt. V. 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.
Responsibility: Bernard Bailyn, with the assistance of Barbara DeWolfe.

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Provides official statistics and personal information on immigration to the New World from Britain.

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