Mid-Nineteenth-Century Population Movement in the Anglo-Scottish Border Region

Barke, Mike, King, Helen and Welsh, David (2022) Mid-Nineteenth-Century Population Movement in the Anglo-Scottish Border Region. International Journal of Regional and Local History, 17 (2). pp. 81-100. ISSN 2051-4530

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Using data from six sample parishes, this article examines the migration of predominantly agricultural labour across the Anglo-Scottish border in the mid-nineteenth century. The main purpose is to establish the extent to which the Border formed a barrier to movement at this time. A largely similar agricultural system within the Border region, with a specific character to its employment processes, appears to have been significant in reducing any negative impact upon the movement of labour. Furthermore, an examination of features such as religion, co-habitation and marriage patterns, suggests that for many Border residents, being born in the neighbouring country but living in the other one does not appear to have constituted any significant deterrent to social interaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anglo-Scottish border, mid-nineteenth century, agricultural labour migration, migrant characteristics, social interaction
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2023 15:33
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 15:45
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/51062

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