This page showcases some of our research findings and interesting materials - please enjoy and let us know if you have any questions about any of the stories or materials.
English Diaspora Vimeo Channel
The English Diaspora Vimeo Channel showcases research findings in video presentations.
Edited collection on the English Diaspora
Tanja Bueltmann, David Gleeson and Don MacRaild publish their edited collection, Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010, with Liverpool University Press.
Article in the Journal of Global History
Tanja Bueltmann and Don MacRaild publish their article entiteled 'Globalizing St George: English associations in the Anglo-world to the 1930s'.
'Leaving old England for America', Harper's Weekly, 1870
The English constituted 80 per cent of the 2,760,360 people who left the British Isles for the United States between 1820 and 1910.
May Day in Central Park, c1910-15
A significant number of American traditions come from England, including May Day dances, association football and the annual Easter egg-rolling at the White House.
Constitution of the Society of the Sons of St George, Philadelphia, 1772
Benevolence was the initial motivator for the formation of English ethnic associations; they dispensed money, meal tickets or Christmas gifts to poorer English immigrants.
Sons of England, Lodge Calgary, No. 240, 1913
The most populist of the English societies, the Sons of England, a Protestant organisation, counted 30,000 members in Canada on the eve of the Great War.