Maritime Transport and Migration

The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Edited by Torsten Feys, Lewis R. Fischer, Stephane Hoste, and Stephan Vanfraechem

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ISBN: 9780973893434

Publication: January 1, 2007

Series: Research in Maritime History 33

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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.

Contributors’ Notes / iii Contributions Stephane Hoste and Lewis R. Fischer, "Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction" / 1 Jelle van Lottum, "The First Waves of Internationalization: A Comparison of Early Modern North Sea and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Labour Migrations" / 9 Torsten Feys, "The Battle for the Migrants: The Evolution from Port to Company Competition, 1840-1914" / 27 Nicholas J. Evans, "The Role of Foreign-born Agents in the Development of Mass Migrant Travel through Britain, 1851-1924" / 49 Nicolas Manitakis, "Transatlantic Emigration and Maritime Transport from Greece to the US, 1890-1912: A Major Area of European Steamship Company Competition for Migrant Traffic" / 63 Annemarie Steidl, "The ‘Relatives and Friends Effect:’ Migration Networks of Transatlantic Migrants from the Late Habsburg Monarchy" / 75 G. Balachandran, "Crossing the Last Frontier: Transatlantic Movements of Asian Maritime Workers, c. 1900-1945" / 97 Drew Keeling, "Costs, Risks and Migration Networks between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914" / 113 Michael B. Miller, "Conclusion" / 175

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

184 Pages

ISBN: 9780973893434

Publication: January 1, 2007

Series: Research in Maritime History 33

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