Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

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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.


Part 1 Transnational Migration, Map of South America Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction, Foreign Mass Migration to Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries-An Overview Chapter 4 Story One: An Italian Family in Buenos Aires and New York City Chapter 5 Spanish Emigration to Cuba and Argentina Chapter 6 A History of Spanish and Italian Migration to the South Atlantic Regions of the Americas Chapter 7 Portuguese Transatlantic Migration Chapter 8 Italian Immigrants in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870-1914: A Comparative Analysis of Adjustment Chapter 9 Sharing the City: Residence Patterns and Immigrant Integration in Buenos Aires and Montevideo Chapter 10 The Japanese in Peru and Brazil: A Comparative Perspective Part 11 Argentina, Map of Argentina Chapter 12 Story Two: Manuel Suarez Martinez (1845-1917), a Galician Migrant to Argentina Chapter 13 The Danes in the Argentine Pampa: The Role of Ethnic Leaders in the Creation of an Ethnic Community 1848-1930 Chapter 14 Marriage, Household, and Integration in Mass Migration to Argentina: The Case of Tandil Chapter 15 Immigrants and Female Work in Argentina: Questioning Gender Stereotypes and Constructing Images-The Case of the Italians, 1879-1900 Part 16 Brazil, Map of Brazil Chapter 17 Story Three: Santo Codo (1861-1942), an Italian Immigration on a Brazilian Coffee Plantation Chapter 18 German Immigration and Brazil's Colonization Policy Chapter 19 Jewish Immigration to Brazil Chapter 20 Family and Immigration in the Brazilian Past Chapter 21 Conclusion: Common Themes and Future Directions Chapter 22 Suggested Readings Chapter 23 About the Contributors


Samuel L. Baily is professor of history at Rutgers University. Eduardo Jose Miguez is professor of history at the Universidad Nacional del Centro, Tandil, Argentina.


This book makes an important contribution to analyzing and understanding the migration of Europeans and others to Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. -- David Rock, University of California, Santa Barbara Mass Migration to Modern Latin America is a comprehensive and imaginatively designed collection of thought-provoking essays. The contributions are well-crafted and wide-ranging in methodology and research as well as rich in comparative insights into individual, local, regional, national, and global experiences of mass migration in the modern era. It is the best single work so far on a subject of great importance in the history of the Americas and is essential reading for scholars and students alike. -- Richard J. Walter, Washington University, St. Louis Social historians of the Americas will learn much here about the relationship of international migration and nation-building. The collection's comparative studies bring migration closer to the center of Latin American national histories. Furthermore, they remind North American readers that the United States is by no means the only important 'nation of immigrants' in the hemisphere. -- Donna R. Gabaccia, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Mass Migration to Modern Latin America reflects the truly global nature of the history of human migration, both in its coverage of sending and receiving countries and its inclusion of essays by scholars from various countries and disciplines. It expands the horizons of English-language literature on the subjects tremendously. It should prove useful for scholars seeking specialized knowledge and for teachers hoping to add new dimensions to undergraduate classes in world history. -- Lydio F. Tomasi, editor, International Migration Review
EAN: 9780842028318
ISBN: 0842028315
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 293 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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