Originally published in 1991, this book covers an usually long time – from the 17th to the 20th Century – and considers the impact of internal migration and immigration (primarily in Britain) as well as emigration to North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Population movements are now recognized to be an integral part of structural change within society and this book brings together a variety of approaches. Drawing on the findings of historians, geographers and sociologists, the essays highlight areas of concern and illustrate some of the directions research on migration was taking in the early 1990s.
1. Introduction: Approaches to the Study of Migration and Social Change Colin G. Pooley and Ian D. Whyte Part 1: Emigration from the British Isles 2. Voices of British and Irish Migrant in Nineteenth Century Australia Eric Richards 3. From Irish Countryside to American City: The Settlement and Mobility of Ulster Migrants in Philadelphia Deirdre M. Mageean 4. Empire Migration and Social Reform 1880-1950 Stephen Constantine Part 2: Internal Migration in Britain 5. Migration in Early-Modern Scotland and England: A Comparative Perspective Ian D. Whyte 6. The Role of the Family in the Process of Migration Kevin Schurer 7. The Longitudinal Study of Migration: Welsh Migration to English Towns in the Nineteenth Century Colin G. Pooley and John C. Doherty 8. Women Migrants in Mind: Leaving Wales in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Kate Bartholomew Part 3: Immigration to Britain 9. Historians and Immigration Colin Holmes
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