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Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World

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England's seventeenth-century colonial empire in North America and the Caribbean was created by migration. The quickening pace of this essential migration is captured in the London port register of 1635, the largest extant port register for any single year in the colonial period and unique in its record of migration to America and to the European continent. Alison Games ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 5th 2001 by Harvard University Press (first published October 3rd 1999)
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Karen
May 08, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
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This is a book I have wanted to read since about 2008, and it is nice to finally add it to the completed pile. That said, in many ways Games's book is such a classic, that by this point most of her ideas have usurped into the Atlantic World (AW) literature, so there was very little new for me to assimilate.

The one new piece of information for me was Games' discussion of Puritans who settled elsewhere in the AW (in this case Provincetown Island) other than New England. My advisor and I had an in
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Marion Vermazen
Aug 23, 2016 Marion Vermazen rated it really liked it
Very interesting study of early 17th Century migration to the Atlantic World. Especially the 5,000 people who sailed for America from the port of London in 1635.
Interesting things:
. The puritans settled all over. Barbados, Virginia, New England, St. Kitts, Bermuda and Providence.
. In 1630 the colonial population was estimated at 9,500. by 1640 despite the high mortality the population was 53,700.
. A couple of quotes I like - "a Puritan who minds his own business is a contradiction in terms." and
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