Britain to America

Britain to America

Author: William E. Van Vugt

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067576

Category: History

Page: 278

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From 1820 to 1860, the United States and Great Britain were the two most closely interconnected countries in the world in terms of culture and economic growth. In an important addition to immigration history, William Van Vugt explores who came to America from Great Britain during this period and why. Disruptions and economic hardships, such as the repeal of Britain's protective Corn Laws, the potato famine, and technological displacement, do not account for the great mid-century surge of British migration to America. Rather than desperation and impoverishment, Van Vugt finds that immigrants were motivated by energy, tenacity, and ambition to improve their lives by taking advantage of opportunities in America. Drawing on county histories, passenger lists of immigrant ships, census data, and manuscript collections in Great Britain and the United States, Van Vugt sketches the lives and fortunes of dozens of immigrant farmers, miners, artisans, skilled and unskilled laborers, professionals, and religious nonconformists.

Britain, America and the War Debt Controversy

Britain, America and the War Debt Controversy

Author: Robert Self

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134268917

Category: History

Page: 288

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This volume throws important new light upon a pivotal period of transition in the Anglo-American relationship and sets the stage for its equally dramatic transformation during and after the Second World War. Based upon extensive research in previously unpublished archival material on both sides of the Atlantic, for the first time this book offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the war debt problem from its origins at the end of the First World War until its final removal with the launch of Roosevelt's Lend-Lease programme in 1940-41. This work will be of great interest to diplomats and journalists, as well as to students and scholars of political, diplomatic, economic and international history.

British Security Coordination

British Security Coordination

Author: William Samuel Stephenson

Publisher: New York : Fromm International

ISBN: IND:30000067586903

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 866

Written at the end of World War II and long kept secret, a fascinating report traces the activities of the British spy network in North and South America, created by Winston Churchill to spread anti-Nazi and pro-British propaganda.

Britain, America and Arms Control 1921-37

Britain, America and Arms Control 1921-37

Author: Christopher Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349185894

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

View: 788

Arms control diplomacy as a central factor in superpower relations is not a new phenomenon. In this book, Christopher Hall traces the rise and fall of a previous arms limitation effort, the naval treaties of the interwar years, which successfully controlled competition in the strategic weapons of that era - the battleships and other vessels of the British, American and other 'great power' navies. He shows the problems and their solutions - many of relevance today - which made the treaties possible, and their major role in the peaceful transfer of leadership of the west from the British Empire to the United States.

Britain, America and Arms Control 1921-37

Britain, America and Arms Control 1921-37

Author: Christopher Hall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UCAL:B4255126

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 193

Arms control diplomacy as a central factor in superpower relations is not a new phenomenon. In this book, Christopher Hall traces the rise and fall of a previous arms limitation effort, the naval treaties of the interwar years, which successfully controlled competition in the strategic weapons of that era - the battleships and other vessels of the British, American and other 'great power' navies. He shows the problems and their solutions - many of relevance today - which made the treaties possible, and their major role in the peaceful transfer of leadership of the west from the British Empire to the United States.