The Cornish Overseas: The Epic Story Of The Great Emigration by Philip PaytonThe Cornish Overseas: The Epic Story Of The Great Emigration by Philip Payton

The Cornish Overseas: The Epic Story Of The Great Emigration

byPhilip Payton

Paperback | December 15, 2015

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The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is epic in scope. The migration took place in two great waves: the first, shrouded in mystery, took place somewhere between the fourth and sixth centuries, and scattered the Cornish throughout present-day Brittany; the second, taking place in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, spread the Cornish across the world. The Cornish Overseas tells this grand narrative of diaspora covering the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, continental South America, and elsewhere, while incorporating significant new research.
Philip Payton is professor emeritus of Cornish and Australian studies at the University of Exeter and professor of history at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. His previous books include The Maritime History of Cornwall, also available from University of Exeter Press.
Title:The Cornish Overseas: The Epic Story Of The Great EmigrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:University Of Exeter PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: A Culture of Mobility
Chapter Two: The Rage for Emigration
Chapter Three: Bonanzas and Bugbears—Latin America
Chapter Four: From Famine to Frontier—The Hungry Forties and the First American Mining Boom
Chapter Five: South Australia’s Copper Kingdom
Chapter Six: Gold! The California Rush
Chapter Seven: The Victorian Rush
Chapter Eight: Crashed Copper, Tumbled Tin& ‘The Largest Cornish Communities Beyond Land’s End’
Chapter Nine: New Frontiers—Australia 
Chapter Ten: New Frontiers—North America
Chapter Eleven: ‘But a Suburb of Cornwall’—South Africa
Chapter Twelve: ‘All Hail! Old Cornwall! May the Glory Last’—The End of An Era
Chapter Thirteen: An Enduring Identity? The Cornish in a Globalised World

Notes and References