Crossings : The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914

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Nugent's study, well illustrated and documented... will become a must for courses on migration history." -Dirk Hoerder, International Migration ReviewA brilliant analysis of a critical chapter of migration history." -Ira Glazier, American Historical ReviewNugent's work is the ideal-the only-narrative companion to any quantitative analysis of late-nineteenth century population movements in the Atlantic economy." -Journal of Economic HistoryIn terms of synthesizing existing literature and extending comparisons across boundaries, Nugent offers a shining example for both students and established scholars." -Journal of Interdisciplinary Historyshow more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 155.4 x 234.2 x 20.3mm | 394.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253209536
  • 9780253209535
  • 1,451,108

About Walter Nugent

WALTER NUGENT is Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at the University of Notre more

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"Nugent (Notre Dame) is a fine historian and a good storyteller. His latest book is a multilayered narrative of the movement of millions of Europeans to the Americas. Different from many other descriptions of the transatlantic passages, which tend to be focused on one side of the ocean (the lands of the senders) or the other (the countries of reception and resettlement), Crossings tears down what Frank Thistlewaite once called a saltwater curtain. Nugent moves--and moves his readers--back and forth across the Atlantic, describing the social and political conditions that pushed Europeans out of the Old World and the factors--not least of which was the promise of a better life--that pulled them into the New World, particularly to this country and to Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Using a variety of social and demographic data by which to compare the several countries of immigration, the author challenges certain widely held assumptions about American [meaning US] exceptionalism. That is one of the subtexts in this interesting and informative work. Added bonuses include excellent maps, clearly presented tables, and a dozen classic photographs of the migrants at home in Europe, enroute to America, and in their new societies.Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914" --P. I. Rose, Smith College, CHOICEshow more

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During the period 1870-1914, the Atlantic was a broad highway for migration. Nugent looks at this massive movement of people from both sides of the more

Table of contents

Part I: The Atlantic Region and Its Population1. What This Book Is About2. The Atlantic Region in the Late Nineteenth Century3. Fertility and Mortality4. Migration: General Patterns and MotivesPart II: The European DonorsIntroduction5. Britain (Englant-Wales and Scotland)6. Ireland7. Scandinavia8. The German Empire9. Austria-Hungary and Russia, Jews and Poles10. Italy11. Spain and PortugalPart III: The American ReceiversIntroduction12. Argentina13. Brazil14. Canada15. United States of America16. Modernization, Transition, and ExceptionalismNotes, List of Works Cited and Consulted, Indexshow more

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