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Eric Richards

ladder; meanwhile the ‘push’ factor was more decisive for those at the bottom of the rural ladder. But, as Hallas says, ‘many chose to accept a lower standard of living rather than leave the area’, and this was clearly a vital choice. Out-migration from Swaledale was not replenished in the Malthusian model, but there was a clear enough tendency for some of the pre-industrial forms of local occupation to

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world