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The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration'
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By Philip Payton

The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration'
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Hardback, 480 pages £75.00
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781905816101
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies, University of Exeter Press


The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is an epic. First and foremost a maritime land, with links to the greater world beyond these islands stretching back into prehistoric times, Cornwall has experienced waves of emigration throughout its long history. The Cornish Overseas details the global impact of the most recent of these waves – the ‘Great Emigration’ that lasted for a little more than a century from 1815 until the First World War and after.



Cornish historians have long recognised the international significance of this wholesale scattering of the so-called Cousin Jacks and Jennies, but have yet to fully understand the consequences of this phenomenon. Including much new research undertaken in recent years, Philip Payton illustrates the effects on each region of the incursion of the Cornish diaspora.



Philip Payton is one of the world’s leading scholars of the movement of Cornish people over time, both within the United Kingdom and to the major mining and agricultural districts of the world. His accessible narrative covers the United States, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, continental South America and elsewhere.



The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is an epic. Philip Payton is one of the world's leading scholars of the movement of Cornish people over time, both within the United Kingdom and to the major mining and agricultural districts of the world. His accessible narrative covers the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, continental South America and elsewhere, and includes much new research undertaken in recent years.







A Culture of Mobility

The Rage for Emigration

Bonanzas and Bugbears - Latin America

From Famine to Frontier - The Hungry Forties and the First American Mining Boom

South Australia's Copper Kingdom

Gold! The Californian Rush

Gold! The Victorian Rush

Crashed Copper, Tumbled Tin & 'The Largest Cornish Communities Beyond Land's End'

New Frontiers - Australia

New Frontiers - North America

'But a Suburb of Cornwall' - South Africa

'All Hail! Old Cornwall! May Thy Glory Last' - The End of an Era

An Enduring Identity? The Cornish in a Globalised World




Philip Payton is Emeritus Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies in the University of Exeter and Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the former Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter. He edited Cornish Studies, published annually from 1993-2013, the only series of publications that seeks to investigate and understand the complex nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 480 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816101
Format:
 228mm x 150mm

Binding:
 Paperback , 480 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816118
Format:
 228mm x 150mm

Binding:
 PDF
ISBN:
 9781905816125

Binding:
 EPUB
ISBN:
 9781905816132

BIC Code:
 1DBKEW, HBJD1, HBLL, WQH
BISAC Code:
  HIS000000, HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS037030
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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