Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 by Mark WymanRound-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 by Mark Wyman

Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930

byMark Wyman

Paperback | April 11, 1996

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"Historians of migration will welcome Mark Wyman's new book on the elusive subject of persons who returned to Europe after coming to the United States. Other scholars have dealt with particular national groups . . . but Wyman is the first to treat . . . every major group . . . . Wyman explains returning to Europe as not just the fulfillment of original intentions but also the result of 'anger at bosses and clocks, nostalgia for waiting families,' nativist resentment and heavy-handed Americanization programs, and a complex of other problems. . . . Wyman's 'nine broad conclusions' about the returnees deserve to be read by everyone concerned with international migration."—Journal of American History

Title:Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:April 11, 1996Publisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0801481120

ISBN - 13:9780801481123

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Table of Contents

Part One: Migrants and Immigrants
1. A Two-Way Migration
2. Seasonal Migrations and the America Fever

Part Two: American Realities
3. Immigrants in an Industrializing Economy
4. Leaving the Land of Bosses and Clocks
5. Politics, Unions, and Postwar Americanism

Part Three: The Remigrant at Home
6. Peasants Back on the Land
7. Workers' Ideas Carried Back
8. Churches, Traditions, and the Remigrant

Part Four: A Round-Trip Journey Concluded
9. The America Trunk Comes Home

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From Our Editors

Wyman has written a fine book about 4,000.000 or so European immigrants to the United States who arrived in this country between 1880 and 1930 and who chose to return to their native lands.

Editorial Reviews

"A wide-ranging and carefully researched work . . . . In telling the story of 'temporary immigrants,' Wyman displays a historian's eye for the big picture and a journalist's ear for compelling anecdotes."—Journal of Economic History