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Forming a Transnational Narrative: New Perspectives on European Migrations to the United States

Gerber, David A

History Teacher, November 2001, Vol.35(1), p.61 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Forming a Transnational Narrative: New Perspectives on European Migrations to the United States
  • Autor: Gerber, David A
  • Assuntos: United States History ; Historiography ; Immigration ; Migration Patterns ; Foreign Countries ; Foreign Policy ; Literature Reviews ; Historical Interpretation ; Hermeneutics ; United States ; Europe ; Education ; History & Archaeology
  • É parte de: History Teacher, November 2001, Vol.35(1), p.61
  • Descrição: The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the relevance of transnationalism to understanding historical European international migrations to the United States. The author attempts to do this in two ways. First, through analysis and critique of the historical literature, including his own past work, this essay demonstrates the ways in which a transnational framework might fill certain gaps in European immigration historiography. Second, the essay develops an example--letter-writing--of transnational activities in which migrants engaged during the nineteenth century, a part of the classic era of European immigration. It is the author's aim that readers will find in these discussions new frameworks that will deepen their understanding of international migration, and beyond that, of the similarity of international migration waves over time. The assumption of much of the research on today's international migrations is that these migrations and those of the historical past are so...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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