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Maritime Transport and MigrationThe Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks$
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Torsten Feys, Lewis R. Fischer, Stephane Hoste, and Stephen Vanfraechem

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893434

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893434.001.0001

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Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction

Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction

(p.1) Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction1
Maritime Transport and Migration

Stéphane Hoste

Lewis R. Fischer

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the factors that caused the acceleration of transatlantic migration in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Major contributing factors include the transition from sail to steam technology; the decrease in the price of a transatlantic tickets (due, in part, to fierce business competition); the growing presence of emigration agents and the campaigns to fill passenger lists; the increasing presence of government regulation; and the interpersonal ties of chain migration networks. It then outlines the aims of subsequent chapters and states the overall aim of the journal: to stimulate further academic research into the crossover between maritime and migrant networks.

Keywords:   Age of Steam, Steamships, Emigrant Agents, Chain Migration

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