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Discuss Bailyn's findings about who emigrated from the British Isles, why they emigrated, and where they were going. What patterns did he find in the information?

Discuss the Register. What information is contained in it? Why does Bailyn use it as the central data source for his research? What problems does the Register have in terms of providing accurate information?

Compare and contrast the colonies of East and West Florida. Why did West Florida fare better in its settlements?

Discuss Bailyn's assertion that there were two migrations from England. How did they differ? What caused these differences?

Describe some of the hardships that immigrants to the colonies faced. Why did they choose to migrate?

Describe some of the attempts by land speculators and investors to settle newly opened lands. What troubles did they encounter? Why were some successful but others were not?

Discuss the concern in Britain...

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