Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2012

288 Pages | 7 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719070716

Bookseller Code (06)


Emigrant homecomings

The return movement of emigrants, 1600-2000

Marjory Harper

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • The study of migration is one of increasing importance and popularity - part of the 'roots' phenomenon
  • Focuses on an area neglected in migration studies, that of the return movement of emigrants from Europe - a group that has been seriously neglected, despite its statistical and cultural importance in the history of the global diaspora
  • Reveals that up to a third of emigrants returned to their homelands and analyses the economic, social, cultural and political histories of the countries they left and those to which they returned
  • Explores the technological developments that made the return movement feasible
  • Fills a gap in the history of international population movements, spanning four centuries

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