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Population Persistence and Migration in Rural New York, 1855-1860

1st Edition

By David Paul Davenport


262 pages

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This title, first published in 1989, explores the population change in America during the 1800s by closely examining frontier settlement, urbanisation, and depopulation and emigration from rural areas of the north-eastern United States. Population Persistence and Migration in Rural New York, 1855-1860 will be of interest to students of history and human geography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of Tables; List of Figures; 1. Introduction 2. Migration in Nineteenth Century America 3. Methods and Materials of Study 4. Migration Differentials 5. Destinations and Differentials 6. Conclusions; Appendixes; Bibliography

About the Author

David Paul Davenport is a Californian who studied Rural New York in the mid-nineteenth century at the University of Illinois, Urbana, under O. Vernon Burton who is now at Clemson University. He taught American History and World Regional Geography for 25 years before retiring in 2008 to focus on research and writing about the American Civil War. His third non-fiction work title is in production. He also undertakes Genealogy research for clients who believe they may have relatives who fought for the Union in the Civil War and for cemeteries in California's San Joaquin Valley who need biographies of veterans who need headstones. He lives in Fresno and provides food to the spayed or neutered cats in the neighborhood.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the rural history and provide an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine social change in rural communities approaching the industrial revolution, whilst also providing an overview of the history of rural populations in England, France, Germany, Mexico and the United States. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HISTORY / Social History