Bridging Boundaries in British Migration History

Bridging Boundaries in British Migration History

In Memoriam Eric Richards

Edited by Marie Ruiz

Anthem Studies in British History

This memorial book honours the legacy of Eric Richards’s work in an interplay of academic essays and personal accounts of Eric Richards. Following the Eric Richards methodology, it combines micro- and macro-perspectives of British migration history and covers topics such as diasporas, religious, labour and wartime migrations.

Hardback, 250 Pages

ISBN:9781785275173

September 2020

£80.00, $125.00

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About This Book

This memorial book honours the legacy of Eric Richards’s work in an interplay of academic essays and personal accounts of Eric Richards. Following the Eric Richards methodology, it combines micro- and macro-perspectives of British migration history and covers topics such as Scottish and Irish diasporas, religious, labour and wartime migrations.

Eric Richards was an international leading historian of British migration history and a pioneer at exploring small- and large-scale migrations. Starting with a foreword from David Fitzpatrick and Ngaire Naffine’s eulogy, the book includes Richards’ last public intervention, given in Amiens, France, in September 2018. This volume brings together renowned scholars of British and migration history who pay tribute to Eric Richards – a remarkable historian, but also a gentleman who is remembered for his kindness and humbleness. He stood as a role model for early career researchers. The book combines local and global migrations as well as economic and social aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century British migration history.

Reviews

“This book, with contributions from some of the world's leading migration historians, is testament to the lasting impact of the incomparable Eric Richards. Employing a blend of macro- and micro-history, the approach long advocated by Eric Richards, this important collection ranges across subjects as disparate as the Scottish diaspora, Cypriot emigration, and the Irish in New Zealand.” —Philip Payton, Professor of History, Flinders University, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies, University of Exeter, UK

“Features ‘a very advanced kind of historical rope-making’ from the doyen of migration studies, the late Eric Richards. The volume ties together micro- and macro-contributions in which individuals and great forces entwine, shaped and shaping each other. An engaging exploration of Empire, opportunity, and costs.” —Deborah Oxley, Professor of Social Science History, University of Oxford, Fellow of All Souls College

Author Information

Marie Ruiz is Associate Professor in British history at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. She is the author of British Female Emigration Societies and the New World (1860–1914).

Series

Anthem Studies in British History

Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgements; List of figures and tables; Foreword; Introduction; Part I: Macro-history of migration; The Distinctive Scottish Diaspora, John M. MacKenzie; Religion and Convict Emigration: The Probation System in Australia, Hilary M. Carey; Cypriot Emigration, 1820s-1930s : Economic Motivations within Local and Global Migration Patterns, Andrekos Varnava; British Colonial Migration in the Nineteenth Century: The Short Route, Bernard Porter; Part II: Micro-history of migration; A controversial Scottish pioneer in New Zealand: James MacAndrew and the identity of Otago, Marjory Harper; 'Empire made me?’: English Lower Middle-Class Migrants and Expatriates, 1860-1930, James A. Hammerton; Irish immigrants and the middle class in colonial New Zealand 1890-1910, Jim McAloon; ‘We Shall Have A Fine Holiday’: Imperial Sentiment, Unemployment and the 1928 Miner-Harvester Scheme to Canada, Kent Fedorowich; Notes on contributors; Index.

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