Maritime Transport and Migration

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Maritime Transport and Migration

The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Research in Maritime History, 33


October 18th, 2017

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This study explores the connection between global maritime and migration networks to better understand the acceleration of the transatlantic migration rate that took place in the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It brings together the actions of migrants, government regulators, transatlantic shipping companies, and the agents who represented them to determine the motives and opportunities for transatlantic mass-migration. The study is comprised of an introductory chapter, seven essays by maritime scholars, and a conclusion. The subject is approached from three particular discussion points: the rate of development and the accessibility of transport networks for European migrants; the competition between shipping companies and the subsequent influence on migration; and the integration of labour markets in both Europe and America. It concludes by suggesting both maritime and migration historians should merge their respective fields by including the larger frameworks of each discipline to gain further understanding of their disciplines, and identifies the role of ports and shipping companies as crucial to any further study of mass migration.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
Table of Contents7
About the Editors9
Contributors' Notes10
"Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction"13
"The First Waves of Internationalization: A Comparison of Early Modern North Sea and Nineteenth- Century Transatlantic Labour Migrations"21
"The Battle for the Migrants: The Evolution from Port to Company Competition, 1840-1914"39
"The Role of Foreign-bora Agents in the Development of Mass Migrant Travel through Britain, 1851- 1924"61
"Transatlantic Emigration and Maritime Transport from Greece to the US, 1890-1912: A Major Area of European Steamship Company Competition for Migrant Traffic"75
"The 'Relatives and Friends Effect:' Migration Networks of Transatlantic Migrants from the Late Habsburg Monarchy"\87
"Crossing the Last Frontier: Transatlantic Movements of Asian Maritime Workers, c. 1900-1945"109
"Costs, Risks and Migration Networks between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914"125