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The English diaspora in North America: Migration, ethnicity and association, 1730s-1950s

Tanja Bueltmann and Donald M. MacRaild


From the early eighteenth century, a vibrant English associational culture emerged that was, by many measures, ethnic in character. English ethnic organisations spread across North America from east to west, and from north to south, later becoming a truly global phenomenon when reaching Australasia in the later nineteenth century. This books charts the nature, extent and character of these developments. It explores the main activities of English ethnic societies, including their charitable work; collective mutual aid; their national celebration; their expressions of imperial and monarchical de ... More

Keywords: English, British, Diaspora, Ethnicity, Associational Culture, Immigration, Emigration, United States, Canada

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526103710
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526103710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tanja Bueltmann, author
Northumbria University

Donald M. MacRaild, author
Ulster University