Mass Migration To Modern Latin America by Samuel L. BailyMass Migration To Modern Latin America by Samuel L. Baily

Mass Migration To Modern Latin America

EditorSamuel L. Baily, Eduardo José Miguez

Paperback | January 1, 2003

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It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, and that a great many of them went to the United States. What is not well known, particularly in the United States, is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, and that they significantly influenced the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Individuals have migrated to Latin America since the beginning of the Conquest more than 500 years ago, but by far the largest number, 10 million, migrated from 1870 to 1930. This incredible influx was also concentrated in terms of the origins and destinations of the individuals: three-quarters came from the Iberian peninsula and Italy, while 91 percent relocated to just three countries-Argentina (50 percent), Brazil (36 percent), and Uruguay (5 percent). Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen of the leading scholars of the new methodologically and theoretically innovative Latin American migration history that has emerged during the past 20 years. Although the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870 to 1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. They link the mass migrations at the turn of the past century to older migratory traditions and existing social networks, some of which had their roots in the colonial period. The editors begin each section of the book with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse into the complex process of migration and how it played out in various situations. This text will help readers understand that Latin America is more than a "traditional society," composed of the descendants of the Conquistadors and Native Americans. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth c
Samuel L. Baily is professor of history at Rutgers University. Eduardo José Miguez is professor of history at the Universidad Nacional del Centro, Tandil, Argentina.
Title:Mass Migration To Modern Latin AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:293 pages, 8.92 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 2003Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0842028315

ISBN - 13:9780842028318

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

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.