Rushton, Peter.

Banishment in the Early Atlantic World : Convicts, Rebels and Slaves - London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. - 1 online resource (269 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover-Page -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART ONE Diverse Patterns of Banishment in Britain and Ireland -- 1 The origins of English judicial banishment -- Before the civil wars: The first colonies and the development of criminal transportation -- The civil wars and the Interregnum -- Pardon and criminal transportation after the restoration -- 2 The distinctive character of Scottish banishment -- The Kirk and the local state -- Targets of Scottish banishment 'Ethnic cleansing' before the name: Scottish policies towards gypsies, vagabonds and others -- Highlanders -- The Burghs and the Justiciary: Levels of banishment in Scotland -- 3 Religious persecutions and banishment -- Interregnum origins -- New England -- Restoration England -- Trials - 1664-5 -- Towards respectability -- 4 Rebellion in Ireland, England and Scotland 1649-88 -- Ireland -- Rounding them up -- Selection of the transported -- In the West Indies -- Survivors -- Cromwellian banishment of rebels -- Barbados narratives -- Covenanters and Rebellion 1660-85 A martyr's story: Alexander Peden -- The Western martyrs of 1685 -- 5 The Eighteenth-century Jacobite risings -- The two risings -- The 1715 rising -- The 1745 rising -- Stories of Jacobite resistance and survival -- PART TWO Continuity and Change: British North America and the Caribbean -- 6 Banishment and criminal transportation in the British Atlantic World -- Religious expulsions in the colonies -- Expulsion of the Jews from Barbados -- Political expulsions -- Native Americans -- King Philip's War 1675-6 -- The case of the Nanziattico People, Virginia 1704-5 -- The Yamasee War 1715-16 New subjects for transportation: Slaves -- Slave conspiracies -- The second Maroon War and the case of the Maroons of Trelawny Town 1795-6 -- Criminal transportation -- 'Felons of distinction', 'Felons of inferior note' or 'the common sort' -- The Atlantic colonies -- 7 The Acadians: A people without a voice -- The military context -- Removal -- New England colonies -- Maryland -- South Carolina -- Georgia -- The French Neutrals in England -- Sickness -- Work -- Laws of nations -- The French grab -- 8 'Arbitrary, unjust and illegal': Philadelphia Quakers on the Virginia frontier, 1777-8 Arrests -- Council refuses to hear the prisoners in person -- The remonstrance of Pemberton, Hunt and Pleasants -- To the President and Council of Pennsylvania: remonstrance of the subscribers . . . now confined in the Free Mason's Lodge -- An Address to the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania -- Third remonstrance to the President and Council of Pennsylvania -- Preparations for the journey -- Leaving Philadelphia -- The journey -- Arriving at Winchester -- Remonstrance to Congress -- Life in Winchester -- Easing of restrictions -- Accommodation -- Sickness and death -- Escapes -- The women left behind Hostility to the Quakers

Banishing troublesome and deviant people from society was common in the early modern period. Many European countries removed their paupers, convicted criminals, rebels and religious dissidents to remote communities or to their colonies where they could be simultaneously punished and, perhaps, contained and reformed. Under British rule, poor Irish, Scottish Jacobites, English criminals, Quakers, gypsies, Native Americans, the Acadian French in Canada, rebellious African slaves, or vulnerable minorities like the Jews of St. Eustatius, were among those expelled and banished to another place. Th

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Exile (Punishment) -- History.
Expatriation -- History.
Forced migration -- History.
Penal transportation -- History.


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