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Voyagers to the West Setting & Symbolism

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The British Register of Emigration

The Register is a collection of statistics about the characteristics of British emigrants to the American colonies in the early 1770s. The information was collected by customs agents. Bailyn uses this information for his analysis, noting that it is an incomplete source of information.

Scotland

The Register contained information about individuals emigrating from Scotland. Scotland was the third major source of emigration. Larger, organized groups tended to leave from Scottish ports and, more often, these travelers were part of family units. Two dominant occupational patterns in the Register were semi-industrial workers and farmers. Scottish emigrants largely went to New York and North Carolina.

England

Emigration from England to the American colonies consisted mostly of young men who were traveling alone. English emigrations were more likely to be artisans than Scottish emigrants were. English emigrants often went the colonies of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia...

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