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Phillip Buckner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563746

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.001.0001

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British Migration and British America, 1783–1867

British Migration and British America, 1783–1867

(p.140) 8 British Migration and British America, 1783–1867
Canada and the British Empire

Elizabeth Jane Errington

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines British migration to British America during the period from 1783 to 1867. The first wave of migration of the British people started in 1821 because of unemployment and economic uncertainty. About 15,000 British nationals left for America during his year. This was followed by the migration of 100,000 British and Irish nationals to Upper Canada in 1832. It is estimated that between 1815 and the mid-1860s almost five million Irish, English, Scots, and Welsh made their way to North American and Australasia.

Keywords:   British migration, British America, unemployment, economic uncertainty, America, Upper Canada

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