Atlantic Migrations

Regions and Movements in Germany and North America/USA during the 18th and 19th Century

Edited by: Sabine Heerwart, Claudia Schnurmann

Transatlantic migrations during the 18th and 19th centuries were not one-way processes but a heterogeneous phenomenon that left its marks on both sides of the ocean. In this publication US-American, German, and Irish historians discuss various aspects of these movements - push & pull factors, the impact on the chosen regions in the so-called New World and the consequences of emigration on the left regions in German territories. Besides the changes involved most contributions point out continuities to tear away the artificial barriers between the early modern and late modern times.

272 pages

Publication Date: 9/21/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825898625