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Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

  • Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Míguez
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842028318
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.

Global Migration: Old Assumptions, New Dynamics [3 volumes]

Global Migration: Old Assumptions, New Dynamics [3 volumes]

  • Author: Diego Acosta Arcarazo,Anja Wiesbrock
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440804230
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 791
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This three-volume work exposes myths and debunks misinformation about global migration, an issue generating emotional debate from the highest levels of power to kitchen tables across the United States, Europe, and worldwide. • Offers the university student or interested lay reader a broad and accessible introduction to key questions on migration issues in 50 countries spanning 5 continents • Presents cutting-edge research drawn from the eight academic perspectives of law, economics, politics, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, and history to allow the activist, journalist, or specialist to discuss the issues more thoroughly • Dispels numerous common myths surrounding migration, providing more depth and perspective than what is usually presented in the media • Supplies the broad scope, accessibility, and utility to serve nearly every audience, making this three-volume work an ideal choice for libraries seeking to purchase one reference work on immigration • View the introductory chapter of this book at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2604184

Expectations Unfulfilled: Norwegian Migrants in Latin America, 1820-1940

Expectations Unfulfilled: Norwegian Migrants in Latin America, 1820-1940

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004307397
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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In Expectations Unfulfilled scholars from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Spain and Sweden study the experiences of Norwegian migrants in Latin America between the Wars of Independence and World War II.

Europa, das Meer und die Welt

Europa, das Meer und die Welt

Eine maritime Geschichte der Neuzeit

  • Author: Jürgen Elvert
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641159709
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Die Entstehung Europas aus dem Meer - die große maritime Geschichte unseres Kontinents Europa wurde in der Antike vom Meer her erschlossen. Die heutige europäische Zivilisation entwickelte sich jedoch in der Neuzeit, in einem ständigen Dialog mit den außereuropäischen Welten, die von Seefahrern, Entdeckern und Kaufleuten in den europäischen Horizont einbezogen wurden. Das Meer verband Europa und Außereuropa miteinander: Schiffe brachten europäische Güter und europäisches Wissen in die Welt und Informationen aus der Welt nach Europa. Das neue Weltwissen wurde hier verarbeitet und sorgte so dafür, dass eine völlig neue Wissenskultur entstand. Auch unser Wohlstand ist fest an die Freiheit der Meere geknüpft. Nachdem der Mensch lange allzu sorglos mit dem Meer als Ökosystem umgegangen ist, beginnen wir jetzt zu begreifen, dass unser aller Zukunft vom Meer abhängt.

Latin America During World War II

Latin America During World War II

  • Author: Thomas M. Leonard,John F. Bratzel
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461638623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems: the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

The Sea and Civilization

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

  • Author: Lincoln Paine
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782393579
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
  • View: 8258
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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141297464X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Warum die einen reich und die anderen arm sind

  • Author: David Landes
  • Publisher: Siedler Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641051118
  • Category: History
  • Page: 688
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Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.

American Exodus

American Exodus

Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

  • Author: Giles Slade
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 1550925482
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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As temperatures rise, declines in agricultural production and freshwater supply will diminish US carrying capacity by 2/3, and rising sea levels will impact the country's most densely populated regions. A frightening survey of what's to come, American Exodus argues that mankind can survive the coming century of climate chaos if we act quickly to preserve our shelter of last resort.

The Companion to Latin American Studies

The Companion to Latin American Studies

  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444118862
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 224
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What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political, literary and cultural context. This essential book provides the key introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students taking or considering taking courses in Hispanic or Latin American Studies. Written by an international team of experts, each chapter supplies the necessary basic information and a sound introduction to central ideas, issues and debates. In addition to 12 chapters on the main topics in Latin American Studies, the companion includes an introduction, time chart, glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

  • Author: Barry Chiswick,Paul Miller
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 044463388X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1702
  • View: 2345
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The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

Trade in Strangers

Trade in Strangers

The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America

  • Author: Marianne S. Wokeck
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271043768
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1856
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American historians have long been fascinated by the "peopling" of North America in the seventeenth century. Who were the immigrants, and how and why did they make their way across the ocean? Most of the attention, however, has been devoted to British immigrants who came as free people or as indentured servants (primarily to New England and the Chesapeake) and to Africans who were forced to come as slaves. Trade in Strangers focuses on the eighteenth century, when new immigrants began to flood the colonies at an unprecedented rate. Most of these immigrants were German and Irish, and they were coming primarily to the middle colonies via an increasingly sophisticated form of transport. Wokeck shows how first the German system of immigration, and then the Irish system, evolved from earlier, haphazard forms into modern mass transoceanic migration. At the center of this development were merchants on both sides of the Atlantic who organized a business that enabled them to make profitable use of underutilized cargo space on ships bound from Europe to the British North American colonies. This trade offered German and Irish immigrants transatlantic passage on terms that allowed even people of little and modest means to pursue opportunities that beckoned in the New World. Trade in Strangers fills an important gap in our knowledge of America's immigration history. The eighteenth-century changes established a model for the better-known mass migrations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which drew wave after wave of Europeans to the New World in the hope of making a better life than the one they left behind—a story that is familiar to most modern Americans.

Migrant Workers in Western Europe and the United States

Migrant Workers in Western Europe and the United States

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

  • Author: Jonathan Power
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483188736
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 178
  • View: 8565
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Migrant Workers in Western Europe and the United States discusses the state of job migration of Europeans and Americans. The geographical table showing the country of origin of the worker and the number of such workers are presented in the text. This table also provides a statistical record of the volume of people that migrated under the covered years. Such a table shows if there is a steady or fluctuating increase or decrease of migrant workers. The second chapter of the book discussed the historical background of the movement. Another section of the volume provides a discussion on the economics of immigration. Illegal migration is the focus of the fourth section of the text. The means of becoming an illegal migrant is covered in this section. The politics of migration of different countries are discussed in detail. There is also a section on the social conditions of the receiving countries. The book will provide useful information to sociologist, economist, students and researchers in the field of statistics.

The Age of Migration

The Age of Migration

International Population Movements in the Modern World

  • Author: Stephen Castles,Hein de Haas,Mark J. Miller
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230366392
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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This leading text in the field provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature, extent and dimensions of international population movements and of their consequences. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th edition assesses the impact of the global economic crisis for migration and includes new material on climate change and migration.

As cartas do destino

As cartas do destino

unha familia galega entre dous mundos, 1919-1971

  • Author: Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas,Raúl Soutelo Vázquez
  • Publisher: Editorial Galaxia
  • ISBN: 9788482887913
  • Category: Argentina
  • Page: 266
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Premio Manuel Murguía da Deputación da Coruña no ano 2003, As cartas do destino é un traballo de investigación histórica desenvolvido por Xosé M. Nuñez Seixas e Raúl Soutelo a partir da correspondencia mantida ao longo de cincuenta anos polos membros dunha familia de emigrantes galegos en América. A voz dos outras veces protagonistas anónimos da historia chega agora aos lectores e lectoras de maneira directa a través das cartas que se inclúen no libro que editorial Galaxia publica na colección Memoria. Entre América e Galicia circularon durante medio século as cartas da familia Naveiras, orixinarios da parroquia de Ferreira, no concello ferrolterrán de San Sadurniño. As angueiras e arelas destes galegos que marcharon traballar alén mar quedaron así fixadas por escrito. As cartas do destino recolle unha correspondencia de máis de duascentas cartas para, a partir delas, os historiadores Xosé M. Seixas e Raúl Soutelo reconstruíren a historia dunha vida. Mediante a investigación feita polos autores do libro, o lector ou lectora pode compartir unha experiencia semellante a dos centos de milleiros de galegos que atravesaron o Atlántico, ao tempo que ten acceso directo ao testemuño daqueles que nunca deixarán de pensar na súa terra. As dificultades da vida cotiá, profesional e familiar, as relacións entre os galegos emigrados e as destes cos que permaneceron en Galicia, o asociacionismo como xeito de recrear os vencellos sociais da terra de orixe e o constante afán por axudar ao progreso de Galicia coa construción de escolas e axuda económica, quedan reflectidas nun libro no que os auténticos protagonistas falan en por si.

Modern Architecture in Latin America

Modern Architecture in Latin America

Art, Technology, and Utopia

  • Author: Luis E. Carranza,Fernando Luiz Lara
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292762976
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 424
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Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political, economic, and cultural modernization in the twentieth century. The number and types of projects varied greatly from country to country, but, as a whole, the region produced a significant body of architecture that has never before been presented in a single volume in any language. Modern Architecture in Latin America is the first comprehensive history of this important production. Designed as a survey and focused on key examples/paradigms arranged chronologically from 1903 to 2003, this volume covers a myriad of countries; historical, social, and political conditions; and projects/developments that range from small houses to urban plans to architectural movements. The book is structured so that it can be read in a variety of ways—as a historically developed narrative of modern architecture in Latin America, as a country-specific chronology, or as a treatment of traditions centered on issues of art, technology, or utopia. This structure allows readers to see the development of multiple and parallel branches/historical strands of architecture and, at times, their interconnections across countries. The authors provide a critical evaluation of the movements presented in relationship to their overall goals and architectural transformations.

Zionism in an Arab Country

Zionism in an Arab Country

Jews in Iraq in the 1940s

  • Author: Esther Meir-Glitzenstein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135768625
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Zionism in an Arab Country explores the relations between the Zionist establishment in Israel, and the Jewish community in Iraq. This relationship is centred on two organizations: a Zionist movement and a defense organization. By reviewing the activity of these organizations, Esther Meir-Glitzstein examines the decade preceding mass immigration, and reveals the political, societal, economic and cultural developments that shaped the history of Iraqi Jewry in this crucial period. Beyond the main focus on the sphere of Zionist activity, Meir-Glitzstein also uncovers the basic problems that shaped both the development of Iraqi Jewry in the 1940s and the policy of the Zionist establishment - trapped between Arab nationalism and Jewish nationalism. Finally, she elucidates the reasons and circumstances that led to the mass immigration of Jews from Iraq to the state of Israel.

The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

  • Author: William H. Beezley,Judith Ewell
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842026130
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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"Reworks classic biographical approach to social-political history. Covers 1780 to present. Intended for the classroom"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

American Africans in Ghana

American Africans in Ghana

Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

  • Author: Kevin K. Gaines
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807867829
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammad Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these Americans to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president, posed a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony by promoting a vision of African liberation, continental unity, and West Indian federation. Although the number of African American expatriates in Ghana was small, in espousing a transnational American citizenship defined by solidarities with African peoples, these activists along with their allies in the United States waged a fundamental, if largely forgotten, struggle over the meaning and content of the cornerstone of American citizenship--the right to vote--conferred on African Americans by civil rights reform legislation.

Black and African-American Studies

Black and African-American Studies

American Dilemma, the Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

  • Author: Gunnar Myrdal
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412815109
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 811
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