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People in Transit: German Migrations in Comparative Perspective, 1820-1930 (Publications of the German Historical Institute)

People in Transit: German Migrations in Comparative Perspective, 1820-1930 (Publications of the German Historical Institute)

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Jvrg Nagler Edited by Dirk Hoerder
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 1st ed., 9/21/1995
EAN 9780521474122, ISBN10: 0521474124

Hardcover, 452 pages, 23.7 x 15.9 x 3.1 cm
Language: English

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. Migration historians have begun 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 postwar Germany, Klaus J. Bade underscores the relevance of this history in a concluding essay.

Part I. Continuity and Complexity
Migrations from East Elbian Germany and Galician Poland
1. German emigration research, north, south, and east
findings, methods, and open questions Walter Kamphoefner
2. Nineteenth-century continental and transoceanic emigrations
a history of East Elbian Prussia Rainer Mühle
3. Overseas emigration from Mecklenburg-Strelitz
the geographic and social contexts Axel Lubinski
4. Emigration from Regierungsbezirk Frankfurt/Oder, 1815–93 Uwe Reich
5. Preserving or transforming role?
Migrants and Polish territories in the era of mass migrations Adam Walaszek
Part II. Internal German Migrations and In-Migrations
6. Traveling workers and the German labor movement Horst Rössler
7. Migration in Duisberg, 1821–1914 James H. Jackson Jr
8. In-migration and emigration in an area of heavy industry
the example of Georgsmarienhütte, 1856–70 Susanne Meyer
9. Foreign workers in and around Bremen, 1884–1918 Karl Marten Barfuss
Part III. Women's Migration
Labor and Marriage Markets
10. The international marriage market
theoretical and historical perspectives Suzanne M. Sinke
11. Making service serve themselves
immigrant women and domestic service in North America, 1850–1920 Joy K. Lintelman
12. German domestic servants in America, 1850–1914
a new look at German immigrant women's experience Silke Wehner
13. Acculturation of immigrant women in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century Diedre Mageean
Part IV. Acculturation in and Return from the United States
14. Communicating the old and the new
German immigrant women and their press in comparative perspective around 1900 Monika Blaschke
15. Return migration to an urban center
the example of Bremen, 1850–1914 Karen Schniedewind
16. Migration, ethnicity, and working class formation
Passaic, New Jersey, 1889–1926 Sven Beckert
17. Changing gender roles and emigration
the example of German Jewish women after 1933 and their emigration to the United States, 1933–45 Sibylle Quack
Conclusion
migration past and present
the German experience Klaus J. Bade
Bibliographic essay
Research on the German migrations, 1820s to 1830s
a report on the state of German scholarship Dirk Hoerder.