Ben Bankhurst
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Dr. Bankhurst is a historian of the social and religious history of the British Atlantic World and the immigration history of early America. He is currently a Research Assistant on the AHRC funded ‘Northern Congregational College Library Project’ run jointly by Dr. Williams’s Library and Queen Mary, University of London.

He has published numerous articles on the history of the Irish Diaspora in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His first book, entitled Irish Presbyterians, the Scots Irish Diaspora, and War in British North America: 1750-1764 is to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

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Demographic Anxiety and the US Election

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2012 | (19:31)

The shifting demographics of the United States loomed large over UK television coverage of last Tuesday's presidential election. Noting overwhelming Latino and African American support for the president, many pundits and panelists observed that white Americans will soon become a minority in the country as a whole and that the...

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