Dr Holiday examines trends in migration in 19th century Britain and what this might have to say about families in general by focusing on a Midlands family who migrated to the Cape Colony in the 1860s.
In the Victorian era, railways created migration opportunities for families both within and beyond Britain. Emigration from and immigration to Britain was easier than it is today due to the relative lack of regulation of migration. Migrations in the 19th century from Britain to the British colonies are explored via a Midlands family who migrated to Cape Colony in 1861 and returned in about 1868. This account of family and individual migration is set in the context of the expansion of the railways and minimal migration regulation.
The interactive workshop will explore ideas about why this family migrated and why they returned and what impacts the migration and return of such families had on society at the national, local and family level.
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