The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870–1914
Walter Nugent
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/22/1992
ISBN: 978-0-253-11350-4
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1993

Nugent’s study, well illustrated and documented... will become a must for courses on migration history." —Dirk Hoerder, International Migration Review

A brilliant analysis of a critical chapter of migration history." —Ira Glazier, American Historical Review

Nugent’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 History

In terms of synthesizing existing literature and extending comparisons across boundaries, Nugent offers a shining example for both students and established scholars." —Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Author Bio

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

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Atlantic Region and Its Population
1. What This Book Is About
2. The Atlantic Region in the Late Nineteenth Century
3. Fertility and Mortality
4. Migration: General Patterns and Motives

Part II: The European Donors
5. Britain (Englant-Wales and Scotland)
6. Ireland
7. Scandinavia
8. The German Empire
9. Austria-Hungary and Russia, Jews and Poles
10. Italy
11. Spain and Portugal

Part III: The American Receivers
12. Argentina
13. Brazil
14. Canada
15. United States of America
16. Modernization, Transition, and Exceptionalism

Notes, List of Works Cited and Consulted, Index