Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 05:06:50 -0600
[Edwin Rocabado <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:]
I strongly suggest the growing literature on transnational migration, here are a few references by authors who i feel are being very productive. Some have excellent bibliographies. It is really great literature.
Basch, Linda, Schiller Nina G., and Blanc, Cristina Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation-States.
Gordon and Breach U.S. 1994
"Borders and Boundries of State and Self at the End of Empire"
JOURNAL of HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY V 4 1(1991):52-74
"Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Post-Modernism"
DIASPORA I (1991):8-23
Schiller, Nina G., Basch, Linda, and Blanc,Christina Towards a
Transnational Perspective on Migration: Race Class, Ethnicity,
and Nationalism Reconsidered
New York Academy of Sciences 1992
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 05:25:02 -0600
[John Radzilowski <JRadzilow@AOL.COM> writes:]
Some of the most sophisticated work on migration comes from European or European-trained scholars:
In particular, the work of Ewa Morawska:
1. FOR BREAD WITH BUTTER: THE LIFE WORLDS OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPEANS IN JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, 1880-1940 (Cambridge, 1985), esp. Ch. 1.
2. "The Labor Migrations of Poles in the Atlantic World Economy, 1880-1914," Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, no. 2 (April 1989): 237-272.
3. "The Historiography and Sociology of Immigration," in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, Politics (Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1990)
4. I have no hesitation also recommending her newest book-sight unseen-on the Jews of Johnstown, Pa.
For collected works that illustrate the breadth of work on migration, see:
Dirk Hoerder, ed. Labor Migration in the Atlantic Economies: The European and North American Working Classes during the Period of Industrialization, (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985). (There are a couple other works in a similar vein edited by Hoerder.)
Julianna Puskas, ed. Overseas Migration from East-Central and Southeastern Europe, 1880-1940 (Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1990), 21-42.
(For those who read Polish, a helpful critique of this work is:
Adam Walaszek, "Migracje ze Srodkowo-Wschodniej Europy, 1880-1940," Kwartalnik Historyczny 4 (1991).)
More generally, there is:
Frank Thistlethwaite, "Migration from Europe Overseas in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," in XIe Congres International des Sciences Historiques, Stockholm 1960, Rapports V: Historie Contemporaine (Stockholm: Almquist and Wiksell, 1960).
J. D. Gould, "European Inter-Continental Emigration, 1815-1914:
Patterns and Causes," Journal of European Economic History 8, no.
3 (Winter 1979): 593-679.
Idem, "Emigration, The Road Home: Return Migration from the U.S.A.," Journal of European Economic History 9, no. 1 (Spring 1980)
Leslie Page Moch, Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992).
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
* John Radzilowski
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 1996 05:14:49 -0600
[Charles Katz <ckatz@UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU> writes:]
This is just an addendum to John Radzilowski's helpful list -
Frank Thistlethwaite's seminal "Migration from Europe Overseas" may be more readily available in either of these two collections:
_Emigration and Immigration: The Old World Confronts the New_,
ed. G.E. Pozzetta (NY: Garland) 1991.
_A Century of European Migrations: 1830-1930_,
eds. R.J. Vecoli and S.M. Sinke (Urbana: U. of Illinois) 1991.
The latter includes a "Postscript" by Thistletwaite.
Charles Raymond Katz
c/o History Dept.
UC Berkeley, 94720