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Britannia's children : emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland since 1600

Author: Eric Richards
Publisher: London : Hambledon and London, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Britannia's Children is the first account of emigration from the British Isles as a whole, including England, Scotland and Ireland (Ireland being part of the Britain during the Great Famine and its classic age of emigration). Eric Richards traces the stages of this extraordinary movement from the days of Raleigh and the Mayflower to modern times, and shows the variety of motives that drove men and women to make the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Richards
ISBN: 1852854413 9781852854416
OCLC Number: 231994082
Description: XII, 388 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Chapter 1: Leaving the Islands; Chapter 2: The Westward Thrust; Chapter 3: Atlantic Take-Off; Chapter 4: Crossing the Atlantic; Chapter 5: The Reluctant Diaspora; Chapter 6: The Age of Industrialisation; Chapter 7: The Beginnings of Mass Emigration; Chapter 8: Full Spate; Chapter 9: The High Noon of Victorian Emigration; Chapter 10: The Last Atlantic Wave; Chapter 11: Empire and Retreat; Chapter 12: The End of Diaspora; Chapter 13: Retrospect; Chapter 14: Scatterings
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Twenty-five million emigrants left the British Isles in the 400 years after 1600, mainly travelling to America or to parts of the British Empire around the world. This title reveals why they left and  Read more...

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"admirably scholarly and objective book" Graham Stewart, The Spectator, 16 June 2004 "An academic study .. migrants' experiences, mainly good, but also bad and sometimes unknown, are sympathetically Read more...

 
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