Voyagers to the West - Study Guide Book 4, Introduction and Chapter 11 Yorkshire and the Maritime Northeast Summary & Analysis

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The demand for labor after 1760 accounts for a major part of the migration to North America in the Register. The Register also records the movement of families, traveling to different parts of the colonies. These families sought reinstatement on the land in different circumstances than they were in on the British Isles. Some entrepreneurs sought to capitalize by populating new land acquisitions. Large-scale land speculation was nothing new in North America, as it had been present since the earliest years of British settlement. There were successes in land speculation and as more British became aware of the opportunities, more entrepreneurs tried to put together ventures.

In the period before the American Revolution, Nova Scotia was the northeastern most point in the arc of borderlands in the outer boundaries of British communities...

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