Obstacles and opportunities: labour emigration to the ‘British World’ in the nineteenth century

@article{Harper2019ObstaclesAO,
  title={Obstacles and opportunities: labour emigration to the ‘British World’ in the nineteenth century},
  author={Marjory Harper},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2019},
  volume={34},
  pages={43 - 62}
}
Abstract Labour emigrants in the nineteenth century had ever-increasing access to a global employment market. Many of those who left Great Britain looked beyond Europe, to the British Empire and the United States. They took advantage of improvements in transportation, and followed a wide variety of occupations. Decisions to emigrate were often shaped by their involvement in trade unions and were based on concerns about living standards and working conditions. This study considers a selection of… Expand
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