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Published: 01 January 2012

409 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781927869000

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The Battle for the Migrants

Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Torsten Feys

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This book approaches the well-documented study of European mass migration to the United States of America from the viewpoint of mass migration as a business venture
  • The overall purpose is to demonstrate that maritime and migration histories are interlinked and dependent on a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political factors at work in the nineteenth century Atlantic community
  • It centres on both the evolution of the port of Rotterdam as a migration gateway, and the crucial role of the Holland-America line as a regulator of the North American passenger trade

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