Leaving England : essays on British emigration in the nineteenth century

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. In this book Charlotte Erickson uses...

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Main Author: Erickson, Charlotte, 1923-2008.
Format: Book
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Leaving England
  • 1. Agrarian Myths of English Immigrants
  • 2. British Immigrants in the Old Northwest, 1815-1860
  • 3. Who Were the English and Scots Emigrants to the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century?
  • 4. Emigration from the British Isles to the United States of America in 1831
  • 5. Depression Emigrants: Who Went Where from the British Isles in 1841?
  • 6. Was the American West a Safety Valve for Lancashire?
  • 7. Englishwomen in America in the Nineteenth Century: Expectations and Reality.