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

Non Fiction some 30 years ago It is an in depth record and analysis of the various immigrations to America that occurred during the years 1759 through 1775The book is not a narrative per se but rather a compendium of facts exploring the causes of immigration the types of immigrants and where they settled In addition to settling in the 13 established colonies there were settlements in "Florida And The Gulf States " and the Gulf states even illegal colonies like Transylvania deep in the Appalachians This book opened in Florida and the Gulf states and even illegal colonies like Transylvania deep in the Appalachians This book opened eyes to this pre Revolutionary War period The work here does not distract the reader with the first undercurrents of the Revolutionary War movement but instead maintains focus on those people moving to America during that period I have read a fair amount of Colonial American history and as much as 75% of this book s content was new to me Some of the most interesting aspects were the chapters covering the iron industry and the indentured servitude that was pervasive in Maryland and Pennsylvania during this period There were a few facets to this book that might turn some away There is little discussion of slavery For obvious reasons slavery was not considered to be immigration Secondly there is no discussion of famous colonial leaders or rebels Finally the writing does have an academic air to it so it is not an entirely effortless read I read history books for a lot of reasons This one ets five stars simply because the scholarship is so uniue and interesting and the writing is The Magic Question good enough This book was a challenge to read The first two hundred and fifty pages are as dull as any social science you re likely to read and the last hundred and fifty pages lack anything like a conclusion or summary chapter None the less you have toive credit where credit is due and acknowledge the majesty of this work Bailyn in exhausting detail uses reco I liked it This book makes you work to find the conclusions under the mountains of statistics but amazing to see how the English immigrants traveled and populated the colonies during the time period I really enjoyed seeing where everyone came from and traveled to in addition to what drove them to A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates go Source A Walk in the Wood. O the West is a superb book It should be eually admired by and eually attractive to theeneral reader as to the professional historian RC Simmons Journal of American Studi. ,


Voyagers to the West A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the RevolutionThere is a blend of different approaches of history that work amazingly well in tandem a discussion of broad social trends that become visible when one looks at the statistical resources of eighteenth century British officialdom that is combined with a look at the people involved in the late colonial exodus to British North America that is so ranular as to be focused on specific key individuals who engaged in land speculation "sought to help or hinder the movement of people from London and YorkshireScotland to the colonies or who participated in " to help or hinder the Movement Of People From London And YorkshireScotland To The Colonies of people from London and YorkshireScotland to the colonies who participated in movement and sought to make a better life in a strange New World For Themselves And Their Families world for themselves and their families all levels of this complicated and immensely interesting story Bailyn succeeds in weaving together the best of uantitative approaches with traditional narratives and that sort of consummate achievement is worthy of all the awards it receivedThe narrative of this book is a large one and a complex one coming in at than 600 pages of material that covers a small span of time between the French Indian War and the beginning of the American Revolution with a focus on the last three to five years when there is a reat deal of data that was present to examine the composition and motivation of the move from the British Isles to the North American colonies from Florida to Nova Scotia This magnum opus is divided into five parts and sixteen chapters with numerous subheadings as well The first part of the book provides a background to the study with a look at the West as a magnet to people in the British Isles I with a discussion of the expanded world of 1760 1776 1 the dilemma of British policy of wanting to discourage emigration but also settle the empty lands of the colonies and profit from improvement and land speculation 2 and the search for the facts in the register of emigrants and the limitations of that source 3 After that Bailyn masterfully discusses the dimensions of late colonial British migration II with a look at the magnitudes locations and flow of that emigration 4 the identities and motivations of emigrants that show t Very interesting and informative Voyagers To the West won the Pulitzer Prize for. N 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

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This is really reat for what it is What I Mean Is Bailyn Does This Job Impeccably It Is Just is Bailyn does this job impeccably It is just most targeted data driven study here is the data we have here are the conclusions I m drawing The data he is using comes from the records of migrants from the British Isles to the American colonies Right Before The Revolution The Migration Bailyn Concludes Was Actually before the revolution The migration Bailyn concludes was actually dual process Young male laborers who were already mobile around England looking for work were indenturing themselves and heading to Maryland Pennsylvania and Virginia Families looking to improve their situations were simultaneously migrating from Scotland and the north of England to places like New York North Carolina and Nova Scotia These family units tended not to be destitute starving masses and neither were the laborers really The truth was that wages were high and rents low in the colonies so moving from the London labor market to New York was smart And there was a huge land speculation boom oing on that was drawing family units Anyway there is a lot of fascinating stuff here You could criticize it for a small sample size I uess but I thought it was really worthwhile an interesting analysis of emmigration records from the now UK in the early 1870 s However very statistics an interesting analysis of emmigration records from the now UK in the early 1870 s However very statistics and sometimes redundant Not one I would recommend unless you really want to et down in the weeds on a very specific subjectrevised edit I m bumping this down to 2 stars I didn t really pay attention to the charts in this book when I read it but then I went to class and the professor showed us how horrible the charts in this book really are Confusing layouts percentages that don t add up to 100 they re pretty bad One of the most specific books I have ever read Great detail Was less interested in the sections on Florida but found most of it very engrossing Great data density and bibliographic resource But a little under edited and repetitive David Hackett Fisher is engaging for the lay reader This book won the Pulitzer Prize and in reading this massive epic history of a narrow time range in American colonial history it is easy to see why There is the usual wit and charm that comes from Bailyn s writing 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 perso.