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A government notice from 1845 concerning migration to the West Indies
(Catalogue ref: CO 386/155)
Catalogue ref: CO 386/155; government notice on migration to West Indies, 1845
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the reasons why people migrated within the empire?
  • whether this migration was voluntary or forced?
  • how the migration was organised and paid for?
  • the scale of emigration?
  • attitudes towards the emigrants?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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