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Great Migrations


Bartholomew Gosnold: The Man Who Was Responsible for England's Settling the New World

Dana Huntley | Published: October 04, 2006 at 11:07 am
The vision, enthusiasm and organization of Bartholomew Gosnold, of Otley, Suffolk, resulted in the Virginia Company and the settlement of Jamestown now 400 years ago.

Immigrants: The Last Time America Sent Her Own Packing

Steve Boisson | Published: July 27, 2006 at 3:03 pm
A Depression-era crackdown on illegal immigrants even banished some native-born Americans. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were especially hard-hit by the roundups.

North British Migration: From the Irish Sea to the Allegheny Mountains

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
As colonial settlement thrived on the Atlantic seaboard, word spread through Britain that in the piedmont and mountains beyond the coast there was land for the taking. From the border counties of England and Scotland, and the Scots-Irish province of Ulster, they came to Appalachia.By Claire Hopley

The Quaker Migration: Friends Find Peace in Pennsylvania

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:12 pm
When the Restoration Parliament enacted the Clarendon Code, its restrictive provisions effectively criminalized the practice of the nonconformist church. In search of tolerance for themselves and others, through the late 1600s thousands of Quakers found a new life in the Delaware Valley.

The Puritan Migration: Albion's Seed Sets Sail

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:10 pm
As tensions between Parliament and the Crown heated toward what became the English Civil War, dissenting Puritans in the Eastern Counties sought refuge from economic hardship and religious persecution. To the shores of Massachusetts Bay they brought their spiritual ideals and way of life.
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