Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 3, 2011 - History - 720 pages
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Saloutos Prize of the Immigration History Society

Bailyn's Pulitzer Prize-winning book uses an emigration roster that lists every person officially known to have left Britain for America from December 1773 to March 1776 to reconstruct the lives and motives of those who emigrated to the New World.

"Voyagers to the West is a superb book...It should be equally admired by and equally attractive to the general reader as to the professional historian."--R.C. Simmons, Journal of American Studies
  

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Review: Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution

User Review  - Razib Khan Khan - Goodreads

Great data density and bibliographic resource. But a little under-edited and repetitive. David Hackett Fisher is more engaging for the lay reader Read full review

Review: Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

an interesting analysis of emmigration records from the now UK in the early 1870's. However, very statistics heavy and sometimes redundant. Not one I would recommend unless you really want to get down ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Dilemma of British Policy
29
The Origin and Cbaracter
67
Introduction
87
1 Labor Force
236
Introduction 143
243
and Distribution 214
325
THE CARNIVAL OF LAND GRAIIBING
364
BLlNKHORN
408
AFFLuENcE
414
THE EvANGELIcAL IMPULSE
420
THE FORMING OF A NEw sOcIETY
427
3 Gulf and Delta
475
Exploiting the Ceded Lands
547
Swarming to the North
575
Acknowledgments
640

NORTH BRITAIN
372
DEsaARREs 187
397

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