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The genesis of international mass migrationThe British case, 1750-1900$
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Eric Richards

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526131485

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526131485.001.0001

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The European extension

The European extension

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The genesis of international mass migration
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Eric Richards

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526131485.003.0015

Across much of Europe in the late nineteenth century there was a fundamental problem, notably in those zones where industrialisation had had little impact and where the agricultural sector confronted declining returns to labour. Population growth was evidently occurring in a transforming context of agrarian and industrial change, which carried the ultimate causes of mass migration. The absorbent capacity of European cities and towns was the critical factor in the long run. The scale of intra-European migration was extraordinary: Europe’s industrial cities attracted foreigners in vast numbers. The Canadian historian Norman Macdonald declared that the great diasporic European phenomenon was a migration with ‘many roots, chiefly the adverse conditions in the Old World and the appeal of the New’. By the late nineteenth century, emigrants were streaming out of most parts of Europe.

Keywords:   absorbent cities, agricultural sector, Europe, industrialization, intra-European migration, population growth

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