Voyagers to the West - Book 2, Chapter 6 Arrivals and Destinations Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 6 Arrivals and Destinations Summary

Bailyn turns his attention to where the emigrants migrated to in North America. He argues that they did not travel to all the colonies in equal numbers, but rather, concentrated on only a few colonies. Over eighty percent of the migrants went to mainland colonies, and they congregated in the five middle-Atlantic colonies of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. The largest percentage of emigrants went to Maryland. The English migrants most often went to Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Scottish emigrants most often went to New York and North Carolina. These differences suggest different cultural influences in the areas that the English and Scottish migrated to.

Families migrating together tended to go to New York, North Carolina, and Nova Scotia, with over a third of these families going to New York. Indentured servants most often migrated to...

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