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Published: 01 January 2007

184 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973893434

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Maritime Transport and Migration

The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Edited by Torsten Feys, Lewis R. Fischer, Stephane Hoste, and Stephen Vanfraechem

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This study explores the connection between global maritime and migration networks to better understand the acceleration of the transatlantic migration rate that took place in the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century
  • It brings together the actions of migrants, government regulators, transatlantic shipping companies, and the agents who represented them to determine the motives and opportunities for transatlantic mass-migration
  • It concludes by suggesting both maritime and migration historians should merge their respective fields by including the larger frameworks of each discipline to gain further understanding of their disciplines, and identifies the role of ports and shipping companies as crucial to any further study of mass migration