First published in 1913, this valuable and scholarly work is an account of the flow of population from the British Isles to the United States and Canada during the nineteenth century and the author’s extensive researches into government reports and papers has brought together a great deal of material which gives his book an important place as an authority on British emigration.

The work begins with a short historical survey in which the author discusses the causes of emigration before treating the subject topically as a series of political and economic problems. He gives a detailed account of the transport and reception of emigrants, of emigration restrictions and colonisation schemes, and of the emigration of women and children, and presents with much force the conflict of interests that grew up between England and her colonies respecting migration.

This must still be regarded as an authoritative work on the subject and its bibliography will be of great value to all students of the period.

chapter Chapter I|13 pages

Preliminary Survey : 1763–1815

chapter Chapter II|24 pages

Historical Survey : 1815–1912

chapter Chapter III|30 pages

The Causes of Emigration

chapter Chapter IV|33 pages

Unassisted and Assisted Emigration

chapter Chapter V|30 pages

The Transport of Emigrants

chapter Chapter VI|27 pages

Immigration Restrictions

chapter Chapter VII|18 pages

The Reception of Immigrants

chapter Chapter VIII|21 pages

The Destination of British Emigrants

chapter Chapter IX|30 pages

Land Systems Affecting the Immigrant in North America

chapter Chapter X|28 pages

Colonisation Schemes 1 2

chapter Chapter XI|17 pages

The Emigration of Women

chapter Chapter XII|23 pages

The Emigration of Children

chapter Chapter XIII|32 pages

The Economic and Social Value of Emigration and Immigration

chapter Chapter XIV|17 pages

Problems of Emigration