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Atlantic migration

Atlantic migration  

Between 1815 and 1860, immigration from the British Isles transformed the British North American colonies. When the period began, most English-speaking British North Americans were American-born or ...
Dálriada

Dálriada  

An ancient Gaelic kingdom in northern Ireland whose people (the Scots) established a colony in SW Scotland from about the late 5th century. By the 9th century Irish Dalriada had declined but the ...
English immigrants and ethnicity

English immigrants and ethnicity  

England is the largest and historically most dominant nation of the British Isles and, after 1707, of Great Britain. The term ‘English’ should be used to refer only to people ...
ethnic group

ethnic group  

A community or group of people with distinctive social, cultural, and behavioral characteristics that distinguish them from others in the same or different country or society. Members of an ethnic ...
Ethnic history

Ethnic history  

Derived from studies of immigrant groups in the University of Chicago in the 1920s. Such ethnic studies had little relevance outside North America until the arrival of large numbers of ...
Irish in Australia

Irish in Australia  

Were ‘a founding people’ in its colonisation. This has become a standard proposition in Australian historiography. Though they were at all times only a small part of total emigration from ...
Roman Catholics

Roman Catholics  

From the time that Christianity came to Canada from Europe, Roman Catholics have played a prominent, at times dominant, role in the religious life of the country. During the French ...
Vortigern

Vortigern  

A leader of the Britons in the immediate post‐Roman period. Bede gives ad 449 as the year of the adventus Saxonum (the coming of the Saxons) and the story of Vortigern falls into the years following ...

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