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    The Huguenots and the imaginative geography of Ireland: a planned immigration Scheme in the 1680s.

    Whelan, Ruth (2007) The Huguenots and the imaginative geography of Ireland: a planned immigration Scheme in the 1680s. Irish Historical Studies, 35 (140). pp. 477-495. ISSN 0021-1214

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    The phenomenon of European migration during the early modern period - whether to overseas locations or across frontiers within Europe - is a complex one. In general, people migrate of their own volition from places of low opportunity or deprivation to areas of higher opportunity, where they hope to find employment or a better life. In the early modern period, however, the reasons why people migrated are less clear. Of course, many thousands migrated to improve their circumstances, usually in the hope of returning to make a permanent home in their place of origin. Yet, according to Nicholas Canny, English migration to transatlantic destinations in the early part of the seventeenth century was 'high-risk subsistence migration', since both the Chesapeake and the West Indies proved lethal for Europeans. The precise reasons why migrants continued to leave home, when such were the prospects before them, remain opaque to historians.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Huguenots; imaginative geography of Ireland; immigration Scheme; 1680;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 4532
    Depositing User: Ruth Whelan
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 14:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Historical Studies
    Publisher: Antrim W. & G. Baird Ltd
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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