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

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

by Dirk Hoerder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521474124

ISBN-13: 9780521474122

Pub. Date: 01/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The demographic shockwaves of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe produced tremendous change in the national economies and affected the political, social, and cultural development of these societies. Within the past two decades, migration historians began to connect the various European migratory streams during this period with transcontinental…  See more details below

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The demographic shockwaves of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe produced tremendous change in the national economies and affected the political, social, and cultural development of these societies. Within the past two decades, migration historians began to connect the various European migratory streams during this period with transcontinental migration to North America. 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. Special emphasis is placed on the role of women in the process of migration. By looking specifically at contemporary Germany, Klaus J. Bade underscores the relevance of this history in a concluding essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521474122
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
451
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Introduction1
1German Emigration Research, North, South, and East: Findings, Methods, and Open Questions19
2Colonist Traditions and Nineteenth-Century Emigration from East Elbian Prussia35
3Overseas Emigration from Mecklenburg-Strelitz: The Geographic and Social Contexts57
4Emigration from Regierungsbezirk Frankfurt/Oder, 1815-189379
5Preserving or Transforming Role? Migrants and Polish Territories in the Era of Mass Migrations101
6Traveling Workers and the German Labor Movement127
7Migration in Duisburg, 1821-1914147
8In-Migration and Out-Migration in an Area of Heavy Industry: The Case of Georgsmarienhutte, 1856-1870177
9Foreign Workers in and around Bremen, 1884-1918201
10The International Marriage Market: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives227
11Making Service Serve Themselves: Immigrant Women and Domestic Service in North America, 1850-1920249
12German Domestic Servants in America, 1850-1914: A New Look at German Immigrant Women's Experiences267
13Acculturation of Immigrant Women in Chicago at the Turn of the Twentieth Century295
14Communicating the Old and the New: German Immigrant Women and Their Press in Comparative Perspective around 1900313
15Return Migration to an Urban Center: The Example of Bremen, 1850-1914329
16Migration, Ethnicity, and Working-Class Formation: Passaic, New Jersey, 1889-1926347
17Changing Gender Roles and Emigration: The Example of German Jewish Women and Their Emigration to the United States, 1933-1945379
Conclusion: Migration Past and Present - The German Experience399
Research on the German Migrations, 1820s to 1930s: A Report on the State of German Scholarship413
Index423

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