Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: A Culture of Mobility Chapter Two: The Rage for Emigration Chapter Three: Bonanzas and Bugbears - Latin America Chapter Four: From Famine to Frontier - The Hungry Forties and the First American Mining Boom Chapter Five: South Australia's Copper Kingdom Chapter Six: Gold! The Californian Rush Chapter Seven: Gold! The Victorian Rush Chapter Eight: Crashed Copper, Tumbled Tin & 'The Largest Cornish Communities Beyond Land's End' Chapter Nine: New Frontiers - Australia Chapter Ten: New Frontiers - North America Chapter Eleven: 'But a Suburb of Cornwall' - South Africa Chapter Twelve: 'All Hail! Old Cornwall! May Thy Glory Last' - The End of an Era Chapter Thirteen: An Enduring Identity? The Cornish in a Globalised World Notes and References Index
Philip Payton is Emeritus Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies in the University of Exeter and Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the former Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter. He edited Cornish Studies, published annually from 1993-2013, the only series of publications that seeks to investigate and understand the complex nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall. Payton served in the Royal Navy for thirty years, a dozen as a regular and the remainder as a reservist, retiring in the rank of Commander. He was inter alia Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Affairs at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1989-91. Recent books include A.L. Rowse and Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot (2005, paperback 2007), Making Moonta: The Invention of Australia's Little Cornwall (2007), John Betjeman and Cornwall: `The Celebrated Cornish Nationalist' (2010), Regional Australia and the Great War: 'The Boys from Old Kio' (2012) and The Maritime History of Cornwall (2014).
"I made very frequent use of The Cornish Overseas while writing my last monograph. It is a fine piece of scholarship, deeply researched, carefully arranged and beautifully presented... There has been a rapid growth of interest in histories of migration, transnational histories, the history of skilled labour, expatriate British communities, and global history. Payton's work lies at the intersection of all these and deserves a wide readership." (Professor Andrew Thompson, Chair of History, University of Exeter) "Payton is the ultimate collector of Cornish data..." "Payton's intimate knowledge of mining lore and technology make him an authoritative guide. He shows the comprehensive transmission of Cornish culture, folkways, language and mining methods to the South Australian tabula rasa in the 1840s." "Payton's fine work...provides a professional, heavily documented narrative of the long exodus from Cornwall and he invests it with spirit and humour... The Cornish Overseas is a splendidly panoramic survey of the global Cornish, and an important addition to emigration and mining history." (Professor Eric Richards, Emeritus Professor of History, Flinders University of South Australia)