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Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004)
edited by Leo Lucassen, David Feldman and Jochen Oltmer
Amsterdam University Press, 2006
Paper: 978-90-5356-883-5 | eISBN: 978-90-485-0424-4
Library of Congress Classification JV7590.P38 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 439.31

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the 1990s, as concern grew in the United States about the integration of large numbers of immigrants, scholars searching for historical parallels looked to the last great period of immigration, ffrom 1880 to 1914. That example, however, is generally viewed as inapplicable to the current immigration debates in Europe.

Paths of Integration turns this conventional wisdom on its head, arguing that the history of European migration more closely parallels the U.S. experience than most realize, due to the largely ignored, but extensive, intra-European migration of the same period. By placing the European and U.S. examples side by side, the contributors to this volume offer long-term insights on a question that will be of great importance in the coming decades.


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