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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.

Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland

Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland

Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

  • Author: Linda Allegro,Andrew Grant Wood
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252094921
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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Responding to inaccuracies concerning Latino immigrants in the United States as well as an anti-immigrant strain in the American psyche, this collection of essays examines the movement of the Latin American labor force to the central states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Contributors look at the outside factors that affect migration including corporate agriculture, technology, globalization, and government, as well as factors that have attracted Latin Americans to the Heartland including religion, strong family values, hard work, farming, and cowboy culture. Several essays also point to hostile neoliberal policy reforms that have made it difficult for Latino Americans to find social and economic stability. The varied essays in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland seek to reveal the many ways in which identities, economies, and geographies are changing as Latin Americans adjust to their new homes, jobs, and communities. Contributors are Linda Allegro, Tisa M. Anders, Scott Carter, Caitlin Didier, Miranda Cady Hallett, Edmund Hamann, Albert Iaroi, Errol D. Jones, Jane Juffer, Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Janelle Reeves, Jennifer F. Reynolds, Sandi Smith-Nonini, and Andrew Grant Wood.

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
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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.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam

  • Author: Douglas Murray
  • Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3960921802
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

Second Great Emancipation: Mech.cottonpicker, Black Migration & Modern South (c)

Second Great Emancipation: Mech.cottonpicker, Black Migration & Modern South (c)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • ISBN: 9781610753678
  • Category:
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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.

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
  • View: 3200
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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.

The Age of Mass Migration

The Age of Mass Migration

Causes and Economic Impact

  • Author: Timothy J. Hatton,Jeffrey G. Williamson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195353792
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 549
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About 55 million Europeans migrated to the New World between 1850 and 1914, landing in North and South America and in Australia. This mass migration marked a profound shift in the distribution of global population and economic activity. In this book, Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson describe the migration and analyze its causes and effects. Their study offers a comprehensive treatment of a vital period in the modern economic development of the Western world. Moreover, it explores questions that we still debate today: Why does a nation's emigration rate typically rise with early industrialization? How do immigrants choose their destinations? Are international labor markets segmented? Do immigrants "rob" jobs from locals? What impact do migrants have on living standards in the host and sending countries? Did mass migration make an important contribution to the catching-up of poor countries on rich? Did it create a globalization backlash? This work takes a new view of mass migration. Although often bold and controversial in method, it is the first to assign an explicitly economic interpretation to this important social phenomenon. The Age of Mass Migration will be useful to all students of migration, and to anyone interested in economic growth and globalization.

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: 2357
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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.

Postmodernity in Latin America

Postmodernity in Latin America

The Argentine Paradigm

  • Author: Santiago Colás
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822382660
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Postmodernity in Latin America contests the prevailing understanding of the relationship between postmodernity and Latin America by focusing on recent developments in Latin American, and particularly Argentine, political and literary culture. While European and North American theorists of postmodernity generally view Latin American fiction without regard for its political and cultural context, Latin Americanists often either uncritically apply the concept of postmodernity to Latin American literature and society or reject it in an equally uncritical fashion. The result has been both a limited understanding of the literature and an impoverished notion of postmodernity. Santiago Colás challenges both of these approaches and corrects their consequent distortions by locating Argentine postmodernity in the cultural dynamics of resistance as it operates within and against local expressions of late capitalism. Focusing on literature, Colás uses Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch to characterize modernity for Latin America as a whole, Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman to identify the transition to a more localized postmodernity, and Ricardo Piglia’s Artificial Respiration to exemplify the cultural coordinates of postmodernity in Argentina. Informed by the cycle of political transformation beginning with the Cuban Revolution, including its effects on Peronism, to the period of dictatorship, and finally to redemocratization, Colás’s examination of this literary progression leads to the reconstruction of three significant moments in the history of Argentina. His analysis provokes both a revised understanding of that history and the recognition that multiple meanings of postmodernity must be understood in ways that incorporate the complexity of regional differences. Offering a new voice in the debate over postmodernity, one that challenges that debate’s leading thinkers, Postmodernity in Latin America will be of particular interest to students of Latin American literature and to scholars in all disciplines concerned with theories of the postmodern.

Das Heerlager der Heiligen

Das Heerlager der Heiligen

  • Author: Jean Raspail
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783944422121
  • Category:
  • Page: 416
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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.

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.

Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America, A

Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America, A

  • Author: Frank, Ben G.
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781455613304
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 528
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A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America is a tremendous work encompassing history, culture, and modern travel to some of the most important sites in these places. This is a practical, anecdotal, and adventurous journey including kosher restaurants, cafes, synagogues, and museums, plus cultural and heritage sites. Though many understand American Jewish history as beginning with the East European mass immigration of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jews in the Americas planted roots as early as 1654, when twenty-three Jews fleeing the Inquisition arrived in New Amsterdam. While the European roots of American Jews are often explored, less discussed are the still-vibrant Jewish communities throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Explored here are the oldest surviving synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, Mikve Israel in Curaçao; the largest Jewish community in the Caribbean, in Puerto Rico; the three synagogues in Havana, Cuba; the Israeli cafe in Cuzco, Peru, near the historic Inca site, Machu Picchu; and other Jewish sites from Buenos Aires to Mexico City. Also included are general travel information and tips.