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Bernard Bailyn, Director

1996: The Movement of People: Mobility and Migration, Recruitment and Resettlement

The sessions of the 1996 Atlantic History Seminar are listed below. Each presenter's name is linked to an abstract of the paper presented. A full list of Working Paper titles from the Seminars, arranged alphabetically by author, is also available.

[Please note that participants' affiliations are given as of the time of the Seminar and may have changed since then.]


Tuesday, September 3

Opening Reception and Dinner
Harvard Faculty Club


Wednesday, September 4


: Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University

Aaron S. Fogleman, University of South Alabama
"The Transformation of Immigration into the United States during the Era of the American Revolution"

Claudia Schnurmann, Universität Göttingen
"Migration and Communication between Inhabitants of English and Dutch Colonies in the New World, 1648-1713"



Atlantic Networks, I: Religion
: Jon Butler, Yale University

Rosalind J. Beiler, University of Central Florida
"Transporting Settlers to the British Colonies: The Religious Foundations of Transatlantic Migration"

Thomas J. Little, Emory & Henry College
"Mobility, Migration, and the Development of Evangelical Protestantism in the Eighteenth-Century Southern Anglophone American World"

Holly Snyder, Brandeis University
"The Unfolding Self: Transmutations of Jewish Identity through Migration to British North America, 1654-1776"


Thursday, September 5


Atlantic Networks, II
: Philip D. Morgan, Florida State University

Willem Klooster, Leiden University
"Moving to 'the finest, healthiest and most fertile land of this world': Dutch Migration to New Netherland, 1624-1664"

Georg Fertig, Universität Trier
"Household Formation and Economic Autarky in the Early Modern Atlantic World: Transatlantic Migration as a Test Case for the European Marriage Pattern"

Leslie Choquette, Assumption College
"French Migration to the New World"



Sources, I: English & Scots
: James Horn, University of Brighton

Alison Games, Georgetown University
"'Gallants, to Bohemia' and Maids for Virginia: The London Port Register of 1635"

Anthony W. Parker, University of Dundee
"The Highlands of Scotland in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century: Fertile Fields for Recruiting Settlers for Georgia's Colonial Frontier"

R. Scott Stephenson, University of Virginia"'Were my project to make money I would never leave America': Highland Soldiers and Scottish Emigration to North America, 1756-1775"


Friday, September 6


: Philip Curtin, John Hopkins University

Indrani Sen, University of Hull
"Trends in Slave Shipments from the Gold Coast: New Evidence on Slave Prices, 1710-1792"

Stephanie Smallwood, Duke University
"After the Atlantic Crossing: The Arrival and Sale of African Migrants in the British Americas, 1672-1693"

Douglas B. Chambers, University of Virginia
"Eboe, Kongo, Mandingo: African Ethnic Groups and the Development of Regional Slave Societies in Mainland North America, 1700-1820"



Receptions of Slavery
Philip Curtin, Johns Hopkins University

Timothy J. Lockley, Cambridge University
"Competing Forms of Labor: The Reaction of White Working People to the Introduction of Slave Labor into Georgia, 1733-1775"

Mark S. Quintanilla, Cabrini College
"Poor Whites in a Slave Society: The Monmouth Rebels and the West Indies Sugar Monoculture"

Jennifer L. Morgan, University of Maryland
"This is 'Mines': Slavery, Gender, and Reproduction in Barbados and South Carolina, 1650-1715"


Saturday, September 7


Recruitment and Promotion: The Case of South Carolina
: Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University

Meaghan N. Duff, College of William and Mary
"Imbibing Information at the Carolina Coffee House: Emigration and the Dynamics of Promotion in a Proprietary Colony"

Louis H. Roper, State University of New York, New Paltz
"Promotion, Periphery, and Patronage in Proprietary South Carolina"

Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université de Versailles--St. Quentin, and College of Charleston
"A 'Best Poor Huguenot's Country'? The Carolina Proprietors and the Recruitment of French Protestants"



Migration in Modern World History: Designing a Multimedia CD-ROM

Interactive Demonstration

Patrick Manning, Northeastern University
John Saillant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Monday, September 9


Sources, II: Irish and Germans
Aaron S. Fogleman, University of South Alabama

Maurice Bric, University College Dublin
"Irish Emigration to America, 1783-1800"

Patrick Fitzgerald, American Folk Park
"A Sentence to Sail: The Transportation of Irish Convicts and Vagrants to Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century"

Marianne S. Wokeck, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
"Servant Migration and the Transfer of Culture from the Old World to the New"



Sources, III: Germans
Marianne Wokeck, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Christine Hucho, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
"Pious, Submissive, but Literate: The Schwenkfelder Women of Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania"

William O'Reilly, Oxford University
"'A Paragon of Wickedness': Newlanders and Agents in Eighteenth-Century German Migration"

Philip Otterness, Warren Wilson College
"The 'Poor Palatines' of 1709: The Origins and Characteristics of an Early Modern Mass Migration"


Tuesday, September 10


Resettlement, I
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University

Eric Klingelhofer, Mercer College
"Settlement Types in the First Century of English Colonization"

Barbara MacAllan, University of East Anglia
"Idealism and Compromise--'the beginninge of the world': The Plantation of Hampton, 1639-1644"

Cécile Vidal, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
"The Original Peopling of the Illinois Country, 1699-1765: A Colony of 'Peasants' Not Tied to Their Land"



Resettlement, II
David Hancock, University of Michigan

John J. Navin, Brandeis University
"In the Company of Strangers: English Separatists in Holland and New England"

Cynthia Van Zandt, University of Connecticut
"Actors across Boundaries in Early Colonial Atlantic America"


Wednesday, September 11


Summary and Interpretation

Members of the Seminar


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