The Welsh Diaspora

Philip Payton, Donald M. MacRaild

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The Welsh diaspora was a miniature version of the wider European mass migration, but it has received much less attention from historians of the British Empire than it should have.¹ A small country whose emigrant population was dwarfed by that of the Irish, English, German or Scots, the Welsh nevertheless produced significant population outflows conditioned by industrial modernisation and improved communications and transport. Moreover, the Welsh also colonised certain places with particular intensity and a lasting impact and impression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish and Irish Diasporas
Subtitle of host publicationSocieties, Cultures and Ideologies
EditorsDonald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann, J.C.D. Clark
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages322
ISBN (Print)978526127853
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Wales
  • migration
  • diaspora
  • Welsh


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