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The Resource Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration : 1815-1914, Donald Harman Akenson

Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration : 1815-1914, Donald Harman Akenson

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Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration : 1815-1914
Title
Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration
Title remainder
1815-1914
Statement of responsibility
Donald Harman Akenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Akenson, Donald H
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration : 1815-1914, Donald Harman Akenson
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Publication
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"This book is the product of Donald Akenson's forty years of research and writing on Irish social history and its relationship to the Irish diaspora - and it is also the product of about sixty-five years of trying to figure out where Swedish-America actually came from, and why. These two matters, he shows, are intimately related. Ireland and Sweden each provide a tight case study of a larger phenomenon, one that, for better or worse, shaped the modern world: the Great European Diaspora of the "true" nineteenth century.Akenson's book parts company with the great bulk of recent emigration research by employing sharp transnational comparisons and by situating the two case studies in the larger context of the Great European Migration and in the even bigger issue of what constitutes a diaspora, and how the concept of diaspora has become central to twenty-first century transnational studies. He argues (against the increasing refusal of mainline historians to use empirical data bases) that the history community still has a lot to learn from economic historians; and, simultaneously, that (despite the self-confidence of their proponents) narrow, economically based explanations of the Great European Migration leave out many of the most important aspects of the whole complex transaction. He believes that culture and economic matters both count, and that leaving either one on the margins of explanation yields no valid explanation at all. "
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99015734683
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9781846316616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration : 1815-1914, Donald Harman Akenson
Publication
Note
"This book is the product of Donald Akenson's forty years of research and writing on Irish social history and its relationship to the Irish diaspora - and it is also the product of about sixty-five years of trying to figure out where Swedish-America actually came from, and why. These two matters, he shows, are intimately related. Ireland and Sweden each provide a tight case study of a larger phenomenon, one that, for better or worse, shaped the modern world: the Great European Diaspora of the "true" nineteenth century.Akenson's book parts company with the great bulk of recent emigration research by employing sharp transnational comparisons and by situating the two case studies in the larger context of the Great European Migration and in the even bigger issue of what constitutes a diaspora, and how the concept of diaspora has become central to twenty-first century transnational studies. He argues (against the increasing refusal of mainline historians to use empirical data bases) that the history community still has a lot to learn from economic historians; and, simultaneously, that (despite the self-confidence of their proponents) narrow, economically based explanations of the Great European Migration leave out many of the most important aspects of the whole complex transaction. He believes that culture and economic matters both count, and that leaving either one on the margins of explanation yields no valid explanation at all. "
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99015734683
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9781846316616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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