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Maritime Transport and Migration: The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Torsten Feys, Lewis R. Fischer, Stephane Hoste, and Stephen Vanfraechem


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 particu ... More

Keywords: Maritime Labour, Transatlantic Migration, Passenger Shipping, Shipping Economics, Migration Economics, Mass Migration, Emigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780973893434
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torsten Feys, editor

Lewis R. Fischer, editor

Stephane Hoste, editor