The National Integration of Italian Return Migration, 1870-1929 / Edition 1

The National Integration of Italian Return Migration, 1870-1929 / Edition 1

by Dino Cinel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521181

ISBN-13: 9780521521185

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines return migration to Italy from the United States from 1870 to 1929. A large number of Italians did not intend to settle permanently in the United States. Rather, they emigrated temporarily to the United States to make money in order to buy land in Italy. The book documents the flow back to Italy of individuals and remittances and discusses the

Overview

This book examines return migration to Italy from the United States from 1870 to 1929. A large number of Italians did not intend to settle permanently in the United States. Rather, they emigrated temporarily to the United States to make money in order to buy land in Italy. The book documents the flow back to Italy of individuals and remittances and discusses the strategies used by returnees in investing American savings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521185
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Series:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: emigration and the process of national integration; 1. The difficult task of national integration; 2. A blueprint for change; 3. The southern ethos; 4. The national debate; 5. Return migration; 6. American remittances; 7. Investing American savings; 8. regional differences; 9. Return and retirement; Conclusion: national integration and return migration; Notes; Index.

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