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The Battle for the Migrants
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The Battle for the Migrants: Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Torsten Feys


This book approaches the well-documented study of European mass migration to the United States of America from the viewpoint of mass migration as a business venture. The overall purpose is to demonstrate that maritime and migration histories are interlinked and dependent on a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political factors at work in the nineteenth century Atlantic community. It centres on both the evolution of the port of Rotterdam as a migration gateway, and the crucial role of the Holland-America line as a regulator of the North American passenger trade. The first part o ... More

Keywords: Mass Migration, Migration Networks, Transatlantic Migration, Holland-America Line, Hamburg-Le Havre Range, Shipping Conferences, Maritime Business, Passenger Trade, American Immigration History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781927869000
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781927869000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torsten Feys, author