Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World

Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World

by James Evans


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Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World by James Evans

'Marvellously engaging' The Times
'Brisk, informative and eye-opening' Daily Telegraph

In the 1600s, vast numbers of people left England for the Americas. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. Why did they go?

Emigrants casts vivid new light on the population shift which underpins the rise of modern America. Using contemporary sources including diaries, court hearings and letters, James Evans brings us the extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who made the journey of a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780297866909
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,301,915
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

James Evans completed a doctorate at Oriel College, Oxford, following a first-class degree and a Masters in Historical Research. He is a writer and producer of historical documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and the author of Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed Tudor England. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Maps xiii

Introduction 1

I Fish 15

II Gold and Smoke 51

III Equality Before God 95

IV King 140

V Fur 170

VI Liberty 205

VII Despair 237

Conclusion 266

Notes 272

Bibliography 292

Acknowledgements 304

Index 307

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