Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Morgan, Gwenda.

Title Banishment in the early Atlantic world : convicts, rebels and slaves / Gwenda Morgan and Peter Rushton
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2013
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (vi, 309 pages) : maps
Contents pt. 1. Diverse patterns of banishment in Britain and Ireland -- pt. 2. Continuity and change: British North America and the Caribbean
Summary Banishing troublesome and deviant people from society was common in the early modern period. Many European countries removed their paupers, convicted criminals, rebels and religious dissidents to remote communities or to their colonies where they could be simultaneously punished and, perhaps, contained and reformed. Under British rule, poor Irish, Scottish Jacobites, English criminals, Quakers, gypsies, Native Americans, the Acadian French in Canada, rebellious African slaves, or vulnerable minorities like the Jews of St. Eustatius, were among those expelled and banished to another place. This
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Exile (Punishment) -- History
Expatriation -- History
Forced migration -- History
Penal transportation -- History
Exile (Punishment)
Forced migration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Penal transportation.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rushton, Peter.
ISBN 1441155015