People in Transit: German Migrations in Comparative Perspective, 1820-1930 / Edition 1

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This volume contains empirical studies on German in-migration, internal migration, and transatlantic emigration from the 1820s to the 1930s, placed in a comparative perspective of Polish, Swedish, and Irish migration to North America. The essays here demonstrate that the three types of migration are indeed fundamentally interrelated. Special emphasis is placed on the role of women in the process of migration.
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"...[this] superb collection of essays...provides vivid confirmation of the invaluable current contributions by German scholars to these subjects....Hoerder's and Nagler's collection will be read with great profit, both for its contributions to migration theory and for the rich data it contains." American Historical Review

"This collection of well-researched essays, mostly written by native German scholars, probes deeply into the many facets of German migration and its causes..." The Journal of American History

"...the volume marks a welcome expansion of the horizons in German migration history and brings to light some exciting and seminal scholarship....The contributions are conscientiously and competently edited, prefaced with a very useful interpretative essay by Hoerder, and furnished with a ten-page index. They will no doubt inspire further research and fuel the ongoing scholarly debate." International History Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521521925
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/22/2002
  • Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
  • Edition description: First Paperback Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Continuity and Complexity: Migrations from East Elbian Germany and Galician Poland: 1. German emigration research, north, south, and east: findings, methods, and open questions Walter Kamphoefner; 2. Nineteenth-century continental and transoceanic emigrations: a history of East Elbian Prussia Rainer Mühle; 3. Overseas emigration from Mecklenburg-Strelitz: the geographic and social contexts Axel Lubinski; 4. Emigration from Regierungsbezirk Frankfurt/Oder, 1815–93 Uwe Reich; 5. Preserving or transforming role?: Migrants and Polish territories in the era of mass migrations Adam Walaszek; Part II. Internal German Migrations and In-Migrations: 6. Traveling workers and the German labor movement Horst Rössler; 7. Migration in Duisberg, 1821–1914 James H. Jackson Jr; 8. In-migration and emigration in an area of heavy industry: the example of Georgsmarienhütte, 1856–70 Susanne Meyer; 9. Foreign workers in and around Bremen, 1884–1918 Karl Marten Barfuss; Part III. Women's Migration: Labor and Marriage Markets: 10. The international marriage market: theoretical and historical perspectives Suzanne M. Sinke; 11. Making service serve themselves: immigrant women and domestic service in North America, 1850–1920 Joy K. Lintelman; 12. German domestic servants in America, 1850–1914: a new look at German immigrant women's experience Silke Wehner; 13. Acculturation of immigrant women in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century Diedre Mageean; Part IV. Acculturation in and Return from the United States: 14. Communicating the old and the new: German immigrant women and their press in comparative perspective around 1900 Monika Blaschke; 15. Return migration to an urban center: the example of Bremen, 1850–1914 Karen Schniedewind; 16. Migration, ethnicity, and working class formation: Passaic, New Jersey, 1889–1926 Sven Beckert; 17. Changing gender roles and emigration: the example of German Jewish women after 1933 and their emigration to the United States, 1933–45 Sibylle Quack; Conclusion: migration past and present: the German experience Klaus J. Bade; Bibliographic essay; Research on the German migrations, 1820s to 1830s: a report on the state of German scholarship Dirk Hoerder.
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