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

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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 228 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521385428
  • DDC分類 971.600421

基本説明

Foreword by Bernard Bailyn. 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.

Full Description


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 insights into the mechanisms of the British-American migration, especially the organisation of personal networks of family and friends.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix (2)
Preface xi (4)
A Note on Selection xv (4)
Editorial Procedures xix
INTRODUCTION 1 (37)
NOVA SCOTIA 38 (50)
Narrative of Charles Dixon 38 (6)
Letter of James Metcalf 44 (3)
Letter of Luke Harrison 47 (4)
John Robinson and Thomas Rispin, A Journey 51 (37)
through Nova Scotia
MIDDLE COLONIES 88 (61)
Letters of James Whitelaw 88 (20)
Alexander Thomson, News from America 108(14)
Letters of Hugh Simm 122(27)
CHESAPEAKE 149(21)
Letters of John Campbell 149(9)
Letters of David Duff 158(6)
Letter of Thomas Feilde 164(6)
NORTH CAROLINA 170(17)
Letters of Alexander McAllister 170(13)
Letter of Alexander Campbell of Balole 183(4)
SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA 187(32)
Letters of Alexander Cumine 187(11)
Letters of George Ogilvie 198(8)
Letters of Thomas Taylor 206(4)
Letter of Baikia Harvey 210(2)
Letter of Hester Wylly 212(7)
Index 219