Emigration and the Labouring Poor: Australian Recruitment in Britain and Ireland, 1831-60 (Hardback)
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Emigration and the Labouring Poor: Australian Recruitment in Britain and Ireland, 1831-60 (Hardback)

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Hardback 397 Pages / Published: 18/06/1997
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Robin Haines has analysed the origins, occupations, literacy, and mobilization of emigrants recruited in the UK on behalf of colonial legislatures. Her exploration of strict selection procedures shows that the symbiosis between the clergy, empire-minded philanthropic societies, and parishes, which combined to fund the emigrants' considerable pre-departure expenses, increased the opportunities for underemployed rural and domestic workers during an era of farm rationalization and industrial restructuring. Although poor, hybrid state and private funding enabled them to relocate to Australia where their skills were in demand.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333660492
Number of pages: 397
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
Edition: 1997 ed.


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'...a rich and detailed work, with much to say to scholars in a range of fields.' - Elizabeth Elbourne, Agricultural History

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