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Settlers’ reports
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European emigrants, mostly in the United States and the settler colonies of the British Empire in North America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, began in the 1780s to record their experiences in their new homelands in what have become known as settler reports. Such reports continued to be published, in book form or as circulars, until the second half of the 19th century. As historical and cultural sources, these documents offer secular counterparts to the missionary reports, by the Jesuits in particular, which reached Europe from the colonial empires of the Catholic …

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Freitag, Florian, “Settlers’ reports”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_027489>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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