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A History of Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America 1763 to 1912
By Stanley C. Johnson, M.A.


A HISTORY OF EMIGRATION FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO NORTH AMERICA. 1763-1912. By Stanley C. Johnson, M.A. Pp. xvi, 387. Demy 8vo. London : George Routledge & Sons. 1913. 6s. net.

A THESIS for the D.Sc. Degree in Economics in the University of London, this work is instructive and worth reading. The most interesting parts to us are Chapters I. and II., the Preliminary Survey 1763-1815 and the Historical Survey 1815-1912, and it is astonishing to find how much of America after 1763 was peopled by immigrants from Ireland and Scotland.

In Canada emigrants from the latter country, mainly Celts, prevailed; the Frasers and Montgomeries were the first, these were increased by loyalist migrations from America after the war broke out. Many of the second band were Catholics, who fused with the French Canadians, leaving as sole traces of their Highland descent, 'their names and red hair.' Lord Selkirk's colonies to Prince Edward Island in 1803, and (less successful) to Hudson's Bay in 1811 followed. All these are recounted in this book, and the more modern system of colonisation, the causes, growth and extent, may also be traced in its well-written pages.

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