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 Westis 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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The "key'' to this work is Bailyn's identification of dual migration and settlement patternsone for families and another for single men and indentured servants. Relying on a British emigration ... Read full review

Contents

Am Expanded World 17601776
7
The Dilemma of British Policy
29
The Origin and Character
67
Introduction
87
Introduction
243
QUALITIES AND DEFICIENCIES
260
Sources
271
Recruitment
296
Yorkshire and the Maritime Northeast
361
THE GREAT s U R G E of 17731774
401
the Harrisons
408
competence ANd eMergence
416
THE FORMING OF A NEW Society
427
Gulf and Delta
475
Exploiting the Ceded Lands
545
Swarming to the North
575

Gravesend
303
INDENTURES AND SHIPPING 33
313
io Sales and Distribution
324
Acknowledgments
639
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