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Discoveries of America : Personal Accounts of British Emigrants to North America during the Revolutionary Era - Barbara DeWolfe

Discoveries of America

Personal Accounts of British Emigrants to North America during the Revolutionary Era

By: Barbara DeWolfe (Editor), Bernard Bailyn (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 19th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521386944
Number Of Pages: 256

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Discoveries of America is a collection of personal letters written by eighteen of the thousands of British emigrants who came to North America in the fifteen years preceding the onset of the American Revolution. These accounts are rare: few letters sent by emigrants during the colonial period exist. The letters reveal the motivations, experiences, characteristics, and emotions of these people, who populated America at a crucial time in its history, and provide new insights into the mechanisms of the British-American migration, especially the organisation of personal networks of family and friends.

"Discoveries of America is a welcomed, meticulously researched addition to the study of the eighteenth-century North Atlantic world." The North Carolina Historical Review "...this book...will fascinate readers with an interest in the complexities of migration of British emigrants who dared to cross the Atlantic and write home about their experience in the New World in order to invite others to follow their example." Marianne S. Wokeck, Michigan Historical Review

Editor's Preface
Preface
Introduction
Note on Selection
Editorial Procedures
Nova Scotia
Narratives of
Letter of
Letter of
'Journey through Nova Scotia
Middle Colonies
Letters of
'News from America;'
Letters of
Chesapeake
Letter of
Letters of
Letter of
North Carolina
Letters of
Letter of
Campbell of
South Carolina and Georgia
Letters of
Letters of
Letter of
Letter of
Letter of
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521386944
ISBN-10: 0521386942
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.19  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.36