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Synopsis: During the 1630s, more than 14,000 people sailed from Britain bound for New England, constituting what has come to be known as the Great Migration. This book offers the most extensive study of these emigrants ever undertaken. Focusing on 2,000 individuals who moved from the five counties of eastern England, it provides historians with important new findings on mobility, family life, kinship networks, and community cohesion.
Roger Thompson reveals the personal experiences and ancestral histories of the emigrants. He follows them across the Atlantic and investigates their lives and achievements in the New World. Distinguising between such groups as gentry, entrepreneurs, artisans, farmers, and servants, he explores whether the migration tended to be a solitary uprooting from a stable and predictable world of familiar neighborhoods or simply a longer move among many relocations.
Thompson also sheds light on the issue of motivation: Were these settlers pulled by the hope of eventual enrichment or of founding a purified society, or were they pushed by intolerance and persecution at home? Did they see New England as a haven of escape or an opportunity to exploit? Did New Englanders seek to replicate "English ways," preserving traditional culture and society, or did they embrace change and innovation? Mobility and Migration provides a wealth of new evidence for historians of both early modern England and colonial America.
About the Author: Roger Thompson is university reader in American history at the University of East Anglia.
Title: Mobility and Migration: East Anglian ...
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.
Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Who emigrated from East Anglia to New England in this period? Why? How? And to what effect? Focuses on 2,000 individuals who made the journey. Seller Inventory # ABE-1572883248925
Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Presumed 1st Edition 1994. Dark green cloth boards. Pictorial turquoise dust jacket. Unopened, sealed in printer's clear film except 10mm lower corner front. Minimal (1mm) rubbing exposed lower edge front flap fold. Seller Inventory # 000523
Book Description University of Massachusetts Press 1994, 1994. Condition: Very Good. First edition hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # C197787
Book Description University of Massachusetts, 1994. 1st edition and near fine in a near fine dw. No marks and not price clipped. Seller Inventory # 23904
Book Description University of Massachusetts Press 1994-02-01, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. Seller Inventory # DS-0870238930-3
Book Description Univ of Massachusetts Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0870238930
Book Description University of Massachusetts Press. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0870238930