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The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration': Revised and Updated Edition

The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration': Revised and Updated Edition
   

Revised and updated edition of this classic in the field. Details the global impact of the most recent of the waves of emigration experienced by Cornwall throughout its long history - the 'Great Emigration' that lasted for a little more than a century from 1815 until the First Wo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781905816118
Barcode 9781905816118
Release Date 31 March 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Payton, Philip
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ISBN-13 9781905816118
ISBN-10 1905816111
Stock Release date is 31 March 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 31 Mar 2019
Publisher unlisted
Imprint University of Exeter Press
Release Date 31 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Payton, Philip
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Local History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 228mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 969286

Description of this Book

The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is an epic. First and foremost a maritime land, with links to the greater world beyond these islands stretching back into prehistoric times, Cornwall has experienced waves of emigration throughout its long history. The Cornish Overseas details the global impact of the most recent of these waves - the `Great Emigration' that lasted for a little more than a century from 1815 until the First World War and after. Cornish historians have long recognised the international significance of this wholesale scattering of the so-called Cousin Jacks and Jennies, but have yet to fully understand the consequences of this phenomenon. Including much new research undertaken in recent years, Philip Payton illustrates the effects on each region of the incursion of the Cornish diaspora. Philip Payton is one of the world's leading scholars of the movement of Cornish people over time, both within the United Kingdom and to the major mining and agricultural districts of the world. His accessible narrative covers the United States, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, continental South America and elsewhere. The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is an epic. Philip Payton is one of the world's leading scholars of the movement of Cornish people over time, both within the United Kingdom and to the major mining and agricultural districts of the world. His accessible narrative covers the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, continental South America and elsewhere, and includes much new research undertaken in recent years.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'The most important book of its kind in half a century. 'A spectacular and comprehensive scope.[...] It is a salute to Cornwall and the Cornish. It must take a premier place in breadth of research, in quality of presentation, and in the sheer magnetism and warmth of its readability.' -- Douglas Williams * West Briton, review of previous edition *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Payton is Emeritus Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies in the University of Exeter and Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the former Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter. He edited Cornish Studies, published annually from 1993-2013, the only series of publications that seeks to investigate and understand the complex nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.

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