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The Resource The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914, Drew Keeling

The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914, Drew Keeling

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The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914
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The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914
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Drew Keeling
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eng
Summary
This is the first systematic examination of the business of mass migration travel across the North Atlantic during the period of unprecedented globalization prior to World War I. It explicates the reinforcing interests and actions of the oceanic shipping lines, their migrant customers, and contemporary government authorities, in coping with the substantial risks of mass physical relocation, particularly those due to cyclical economic recessions, and in keeping migration safe, smooth and largely self-regulated. In a comprehensive analysis backed up by extensive and consistent statistics, it details the motives and mechanisms by which these eleven million Europe-born migrants made nineteen million ocean crossing on eighteen thousand voyages of several hundred large steamships, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues for these steamship lines during the pivotal peak years of early twentieth century migration between Europe and America, and it describes how the long-lived long-distance travel business operated as the crucial common denominator of the greatest and most ethnically diverse mass transoceanic relocation ever. -- Publisher's decription
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Keeling, Drew
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index present
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The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914, Drew Keeling
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-332) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Transportation revolution and European exodus -- 2. The economics of migrant travel -- 3. Competition, conferences and combinations, 1900-03 -- 4. The North Atlantic Fare War of 1904 -- 5. More control at the gates, 1902-07 -- 6. Coping with the cyclical slump of 1907-08 -- 7. Comfort and safety at sea: Repeat migration, closed berths, and 'boats for all,' 1909-14 -- 8. Conclusions -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Suggestions for further reading -- Bibliography
Control code
982012448574
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 345 p.
Isbn
9783034011525
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(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Dr Drew Keeling, www.business-of-migration.com, April 2014.
  • Accession No.: G2014/3.
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The business of transatlantic migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914, Drew Keeling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-332) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Transportation revolution and European exodus -- 2. The economics of migrant travel -- 3. Competition, conferences and combinations, 1900-03 -- 4. The North Atlantic Fare War of 1904 -- 5. More control at the gates, 1902-07 -- 6. Coping with the cyclical slump of 1907-08 -- 7. Comfort and safety at sea: Repeat migration, closed berths, and 'boats for all,' 1909-14 -- 8. Conclusions -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Suggestions for further reading -- Bibliography
Control code
982012448574
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 345 p.
Isbn
9783034011525
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Dr Drew Keeling, www.business-of-migration.com, April 2014.
  • Accession No.: G2014/3.

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