The Peopling of British North America by Bernard Bailyn
An Introduction (Vintage)

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In this introduction to his large-scale work The Peopling of British North America, Bernard Bailyn identifies central themes in a formative passage of our history: the transatlantic transfer of people from the Old World to the North American continent that formed the basis of American society. Voyagers to the West, which covers the British migration in the years just before the American Revolution and is the first major volume in the Peopling project, is also available from Vintage Books.
 

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Bernard Bailyn did his undergraduate work at Williams College and his graduate work at Harvard, where he is currently Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Emeritus. His previous books include The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century; Education in the Forming of American Society; The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes; The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, which won the National Book Award for History; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize; Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence; To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders; and Atlantic History: Concept and Contours. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal.
 
Published June 8, 2011 by Vintage. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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.of domestic mobility patterns."" His second theme is that there was no uniformity in the ""settlement and development patterns of British North America."" His third is that a labor shortage plus land speculation produced African slavery on the one hand, and, on the other, a white farming system ...

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The portrait is manufactured from an examination of the emigrant's geographical origins, routes of migration, legal status, purposes in emigration, sex (almost all of the English travelers were young men, while the mix of Scottish emigrants was almost half and half), age, and occupations.

Oct 31 1986 | Read Full Review of The Peopling of British North...

Washington Independent Review of Books

If we are lucky, we will have our times analyzed by an historian with the intellectual and literary skills of Bernard Bailyn, who in his new book, The Barbarous Years, provides a highly detailed and meticulously researched account of the first great stage of England’s dominion over North America.

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And in the process they tore apart the normalities of the people whose world they had invaded.
Later generations, reading back into the past the outcomes they knew, often gentrified this passage in the peopling of British North America, but there was nothing genteel about it.

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