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.
|Title of host publication||British and Irish Diasporas|
|Subtitle of host publication||Societies, Cultures and Ideologies|
|Editors||Donald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann, J.C.D. Clark|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Number of pages||322|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|