The World of an Irish Merchant Migrant to the Canadas, 1830–43: The Memoir of David Blair Little

  title={The World of an Irish Merchant Migrant to the Canadas, 1830–43: The Memoir of David Blair Little},
  author={Angela Byrne},
  journal={Immigrants \& Minorities},
  pages={69 - 91}
  • A. Byrne
  • Published 4 May 2019
  • History
  • Immigrants & Minorities
ABSTRACT In May 1830, a previously unknown Ulster merchant left Derry on a ship bound for Canada. In this paper I identify him as David Blair Little. Of a prominent merchant family, Little was educated and well-read, a characteristic of those who left Ireland prior to the ‘Great Famine’. This article analyses his self-positioning in relation to other Irish migrants in Canada and the self-differentiating strategies employed in his memoir. The article also disentangles Little’s engagement with… 
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