By Angela McCarthy
Migration from the British "Celtic fringe" because the eighteenth century has had an important influence at the politics, economics, demography, sociology and tradition of the recent global, as forces shaping overseas politics or even warfare. The authors use new fabric to discover Scottish migrant networks and private reviews in parts reminiscent of the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.
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10 But none of these comparisons are useful beyond drawing attention to the fact that sojourning had certain basic characteristics. The Asian sector of the empire involved the greatest imbalance between ‘British’ and ‘native’ peoples. Nor did the encounter with Asians usually take place in a rural context, but rather in cities that were substantially larger than most urban centres in the Atlantic world. 11 Above all, the Atlantic world witnessed the unregulated movement of British subjects, even within the fur trading territories nominally controlled by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
C. A. Bayly, Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (Cambridge, 1987), pp. 50-9, 61-4; F. 1698-1750’, Modern Asian Studies, 26 (1992), pp. 65-75; J. R. Ward, ‘The British West Indies in the age of abolition, 1748-1815’, in P. J. ), The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. 2: The Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 1998), p. 433. For Scottish employment via networks and the crucial fact that the Hudson’s Bay Company faced competition from a non-corporate source, see Karras, Sojourners in the Sun, pp.
Marshall, East Indian Fortunes: The British in Bengal in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 1976), pp. 11-12; Edith I. Burley, Servants of the Honourable Company: Work, Discipline, and Conflict in the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1770-1870 (Oxford, 1997), p. 71. European sojourners were invariably struck by the scale and populous-ness of Indian cities. See National Archive of Scotland [NAS], Leslie of Warthill RH4/136/1/84-V2; T. Burnard, ‘European migration to Jamaica, 1655-1780’, The William and Mary Quarterly, third series, 53 (1996), pp.