Leaving England: Essays on British Emigration in the Nineteenth Century

Leaving England: Essays on British Emigration in the Nineteenth Century

by Charlotte Erickson
     
 

The British Isles provided more overseas settlers than any country in continental Europe during the nineteenth century, but English emigrants to North America have remained largely invisible, partly for lack of records about their departure or their experiences. Here Charlotte Erickson uses new sources to understand this long-neglected group and the nature of their…  See more details below

Overview

The British Isles provided more overseas settlers than any country in continental Europe during the nineteenth century, but English emigrants to North America have remained largely invisible, partly for lack of records about their departure or their experiences. Here Charlotte Erickson uses new sources to understand this long-neglected group and the nature of their lives in a new land.

"These seven essays . . . represent the considered reflections on the nature, motives and myths surrounding 19th-century transatlantic migration from one of the pioneers of this field of inquiry. . . . Thoughtful, scholarly, and stimulating."--Virginia Quarterly Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801428203
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
3/22/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

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