ISBN-10:
0801481120
ISBN-13:
9780801481123
Pub. Date:
10/28/1993
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 / Edition 1

Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 / Edition 1

by Mark Wyman
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Overview

"Historians of migration will welcome Mark Wyman's new book on the elusive subject of persons who returned to Europe after coming to the United States. Other scholars have dealt with particular national groups . . . but Wyman is the first to treat . . . every major group . . . . Wyman explains returning to Europe as not just the fulfillment of original intentions but also the result of 'anger at bosses and clocks, nostalgia for waiting families,' nativist resentment and heavy-handed Americanization programs, and a complex of other problems. . . . Wyman's 'nine broad conclusions' about the returnees deserve to be read by everyone concerned with international migration."—Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801481123
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,194,471
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Wyman is Professor of History at Illinois State University. He is the author of DPs, also from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Part One: Migrants and Immigrants
1. A Two-Way Migration
2. Seasonal Migrations and the America Fever

Part Two: American Realities
3. Immigrants in an Industrializing Economy
4. Leaving the Land of Bosses and Clocks
5. Politics, Unions, and Postwar Americanism

Part Three: The Remigrant at Home
6. Peasants Back on the Land
7. Workers' Ideas Carried Back
8. Churches, Traditions, and the Remigrant

Part Four: A Round-Trip Journey Concluded
9. The America Trunk Comes Home

Major Sources
Notes
Index

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