Colonial Immigration

Marsh, Ben (2006) Colonial Immigration. . Website. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Immigrants to colonial Georgia came from a vast array of regions around the Atlantic basin—including the British Isles, northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and a host of American colonies. They arrived in very different social and economic circumstances, bringing preconceptions and cultural practices from their homelands. Each wave of migrants changed the character of the colony—its size, composition, and economy—and brought new opportunities and new challenges to the people already there. A majority of the immigrant white population traveled to Georgia because of the availability and cheapness of land, which was bought, bartered, or bullied from surrounding Indians: more than 1 million acres in the 1730s, almost 3.5 million acres in 1763, and a further cession of more than 2 million acres in 1773.

Item Type: Internet publication
Subjects: E History America
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Ben Marsh
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 10:09 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 11:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51933 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Marsh, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7056-1813
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