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Emigration and the Sea

Emigration and the Sea

An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

  • Author: Malyn Newitt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190263938
  • Category: Portugal
  • Page: 295
  • View: 1998
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· Noted historian of the Lusophone world Malyn Newitt offers an expansive account of how exploration, imperialism and migration shaped the Portuguese and their global diaspora. · Uncovers the far-flung histories of Portuguese emigration -including Bermuda, Guyana and Hawaii as well as Brazil and Angola · Interwoven within this global history are the lives of Sephardic Jews and African slaves ...

Emigrants and Exiles

Emigrants and Exiles

Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

  • Author: Kerby A. Miller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195051872
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 684
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Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States

Across the Deep Blue Sea

Across the Deep Blue Sea

The Saga of Early Norwegian Immigrants

  • Author: Odd Sverre Lovoll
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
  • ISBN: 0873519728
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 224
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"Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a chapter in Norwegian immigration history that has never been fully told before. Odd S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and other port cities in Canada became the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North America, replacing New York as the main destination from 1850 until the late 1860s. During those years, 94 percent of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada. After the introduction of free trade, Norwegian sailing ships engaged in the lucrative timber trade between Canada and the British Isles. Ships carried timber one way across the Atlantic and emigrants on the way west. For the vast majority landing in Canadian port cities, Canada became a corridor to their final destinations in the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the establishment and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and pays due attention to the tragic fate of the Gaspe settlement. A personal story of the emigrant experience passed down as family lore is retold here, supported by extensive research. The journey south and settlement in the Upper Midwest completes a highly human narrative of the travails, endurance, failures, and successes of people who sought a better life in a new land. Odd S. Lovoll, professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf College and recipient of the Fritt Ords Honnør for his work on Norwegian immigration, is the author of numerous books, including Norwegians on the Prairie and Norwegian Newspapers in America"--

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

  • Author: Vilhelm Moberg
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • ISBN: 9780873517133
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 351
  • View: 1912
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Star of the Sea

Star of the Sea

A Novel

  • Author: Joseph O'Connor
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547545274
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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A New York Times Notable Book and “thoroughly gripping” historical mystery: On a ship packed with Irish immigrants, one passenger is a killer (People). In the bitter winter of 1847, leaving an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some of them optimistic, many more of them desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith accompanied by his wife and children—and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. This journey will see many lives end, while others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go. “O’Connor’s luscious book brews the suspense of a thriller with the scope and passion of a Victorian novel—seasoned in authentic historical detail and served up in language that is equal parts lyrical and gritty.” —Booklist “Engrossing . . . will hold historical fiction fans rapt.” —Publishers Weekly

Health, Medicine, and the Sea

Health, Medicine, and the Sea

  • Author: Katherine Foxhall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784993610
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Emigrants

Emigrants

Why the English Sailed to the New World

  • Author: James Evans
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0297866915
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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AN EVENING STANDARD NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'Marvellously engaging' THE TIMES 'Brisk, informative and eye-opening' DAILY TELEGRAPH During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go? A significant number went for religious reasons, either on the Mayflower or as part of the mass migration to New England; some sought their fortunes in gold, fish or fur; some went to farm tobacco in Virginia, a booming trade which would enmesh Europe in a new addiction. Some went because they were loyal to the deposed Stuart king, while others yearned for an entirely new ambition - the freedom to think as they chose. Then there were the desperate: starving and impoverished people who went because things had not worked out in the Old World and there was little to lose from trying again in the New. EMIGRANTS casts light on this unprecedented population shift - a phenomenon that underpins the rise of modern America. Using contemporary sources including diaries, court hearings and letters, James Evans brings to light the extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who made the journey of a lifetime.

Scotland and the Sea

Scotland and the Sea

The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History

  • Author: Nick Robins
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
  • ISBN: 1473834414
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7660
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Scotland's maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain's development both as an empire and as the world's leading maritime power in the nineteenth century. Scottish engineering, ship-owning and operating, as well as business and entrepreneurial skills, played a major part in the success of the Merchant Navy, while Scottish emigrants took skills to every corner of the world, creating trade and wealth both abroad and at home. In terms of engineering, 'Clyde-built' was the Kitemark for the shipbuilding industry the world over. Scottish shipowners included household names such as Allan, Anchor, Donaldson and Henderson, while Scotsmen were instrumental in founding and, for much of the time, managing Cunard, British India, P & O, Orient, Glen and many other 'English' companies. The author tells an exhilarating story of energy and inventiveness, describing the remarkable navigational skills of the highlanders and the technological and business skills of the lowlanders, and relates the early development of the steamship, the impact of emigration, the involvement with exploration and the development of trade routes, and the final flowering of the world's last great iron sailing ships. And the evidence is still here, in the Cutty Sark, the Denny test tank at Dumbarton, and the Burrell Collection at Pollock, all reminders of a remarkable story. As seen in Scottish Memories Magazine.

On the Edge of Empire

On the Edge of Empire

Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s

  • Author: Linda Boxberger
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791489353
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

Britain and the Sea

Britain and the Sea

Since 1600

  • Author: Glen O'Hara
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 113718227X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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In this first full-scale treatment of Britain's relationship with the surrounding oceans, Glen O'Hara examines the history of British people's maritime lives and, in turn, the formation of British cultural identities. A lens through which to view British life, Britain and the Sea spans more than 400 years, beginning in 1600 and taking us through to the present day. Tying together every aspect in the development of Great Britain, from state formation, industrialization and modernization, through to histories of transport, migration, slavery, warfare and crime, this book illustrates how the rich tapestry of Britain's narrative was decided not among the fields of the 'green and pleasant land', but out at sea.

A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from the Emigration of Its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764; and to the Close of the Indian Wars

A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from the Emigration of Its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764; and to the Close of the Indian Wars

With an Appendix, Containing the Original Patent of New-England, Never Before Published in America

  • Author: Benjamin Trumbull
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Connecticut
  • Page: 548
  • View: 2891
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Emigrant Nation

Emigrant Nation

The Making of Italy Abroad

  • Author: Mark I. Choate
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674027848
  • Category: History
  • Page: 319
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Between 1880 and 1915, thirteen million Italians left their homeland, launching the largest emigration from any country in recorded world history. In its discussion of immigrant culture, transnational identities, and international politics, this book not only narrates the grand story of Italian emigration but also provides important background to immigration debates that continue to this day.

A Complete History of Connecticut, civil and ecclesiastical, from the emigration of its first planters from England in 1630 to 1713

A Complete History of Connecticut, civil and ecclesiastical, from the emigration of its first planters from England in 1630 to 1713

  • Author: Benjamin Trumbull
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Emigrating Beyond Earth

Emigrating Beyond Earth

Human Adaptation and Space Colonization

  • Author: Cameron Smith,Evan T. Davies
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461411653
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 8013
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Emigrating Beyond Earth puts space colonization into the context of human evolution. Rather than focusing on the technologies and strategies needed to colonize space, the authors examine the human and societal reasons for space colonization. They make space colonization seems like a natural step by demonstrating that if will continue the human species' 4 million-year-old legacy of adaptation to difficult new environments. The authors present many examples from the history of human expansion into new environments, including two amazing tales of human colonization - the prehistoric settlement of the upper Arctic around 5,000 years ago and the colonization of the Pacific islands around 3,000 years ago - which show that space exploration is no more about rockets and robots that Arctic exploration was about boating!

Emigrants and Exiles

Emigrants and Exiles

Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

  • Author: Kerby A. Miller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195051872
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 684
  • View: 2340
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Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States

The Literature of Emigration and Exile

The Literature of Emigration and Exile

  • Author: James Whitlark,Wendell M. Aycock
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896722637
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 186
  • View: 8811
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The Literature of Emigration and Exile is a collection of works from various writers that explore the literature of emigration and exile. These writers examine poetic, fictional, and biographical voices from settings such as Turkey, renaissance Italy, modern Spain, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, China, Canada, and elsewhere.

Ireland

Ireland

The Emigrant Nursery and the World Economy

  • Author: Jim Mac Laughlin
  • Publisher: Cork University Press
  • ISBN: 9781859180280
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 88
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The Sea and Civilization

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

  • Author: Lincoln Paine
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307962253
  • Category: History
  • Page: 784
  • View: 2256
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A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India and Southeast and East Asia, who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish thriving overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European expansion. And finally, his narrative traces how commercial shipping and naval warfare brought about the enormous demographic, cultural, and political changes that have globalized the world throughout the post–Cold War era. This tremendously readable intellectual adventure shows us the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. We find out how a once-enslaved East African king brought Islam to his people, what the American “sail-around territories” were, and what the Song Dynasty did with twenty-wheel, human-powered paddleboats with twenty paddle wheels and up to three hundred crew. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history.

A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from the Emigration of Its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764

A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from the Emigration of Its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764

And to the Close of the Indian Wars ...

  • Author: Benjamin Trumbull
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Connecticut
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 527
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Scientists-in-the-sea

Scientists-in-the-sea

  • Author: United States. Department of the Interior
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Marine biology
  • Page: 620
  • View: 365
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