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The Resource The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world, Tara Zahra

The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world, Tara Zahra

Label
The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world
Title
The great departure
Title remainder
mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world
Statement of responsibility
Tara Zahra
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A panoramic, eye-opening history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. Between 1846 and 1940, more than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas, irrevocably changing both their new lands and the ones they left behind. Their immigration fostered an idea of the 'land of the free, ' and yet more than a third returned home again. In a groundbreaking study, Tara Zahra brilliantly explores the deeper story of this unprecedented movement of people. As villages emptied, some blamed traffickers in human labor, targeting Jewish emigration agents. Others saw opportunity: to seed colonies of migrants like the Polish community in Argentina, or to gain economic advantage from an inflow of foreign currency, or to reshape their populations by encouraging the emigration of minorities. These precedents would shape the Holocaust, the closing of the Iron Curtain, and tragedies of ethnic cleansing, while also forming notions of social solidarity, human rights, and freedom--whether it be the freedom to move or the freedom to stay home"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zahra, Tara
Dewey number
304.8/704709034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV7597
LC item number
.Z34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe, Eastern
  • America
  • East Europeans
  • East Europeans
  • Immigrants
Label
The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world, Tara Zahra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Not a golden country" -- Travel agents on trial -- "The man farthest down" -- Happy and unhappy returns -- The first final solution -- Work will set you free -- The freedom train -- Free to stay or go
Control code
1653078
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780393078015
Lccn
2015038648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653078
  • (Sirsi) 1653078
  • (OCoLC)909974344
Label
The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world, Tara Zahra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Not a golden country" -- Travel agents on trial -- "The man farthest down" -- Happy and unhappy returns -- The first final solution -- Work will set you free -- The freedom train -- Free to stay or go
Control code
1653078
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780393078015
Lccn
2015038648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653078
  • (Sirsi) 1653078
  • (OCoLC)909974344

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