By Tara Zahra
“A masterpiece of contemporary history.”—Larry Wolff, writer of Inventing jap Europe
Between 1846 and 1940, greater than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas in a single of the most important migrations in human historical past, irrevocably altering either their new houses and those they left in the back of. As villages emptied and the terror of depopulation ran rampant, anxiousness over “American fever” existed along the promise of a brighter social and fiscal destiny. On either side of the sea lives have been remodeled by means of those many years of mass departure. Tara Zahra’s sweeping history—with a well timed new epilogue on today’s refugee crisis—offers perception into problems with worldwide migration that stay of an important importance.
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The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahra