Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims

Drawing essays from a conference sponsored by IHRC, German Historical Institute and the International Institute for Social History, Volume 8 in the Studies in Global Social History series covers the 1830s-1930s Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas migrations. Edited by Donna Gabaccia and Dirk Hoerder. Published 2011.

From the publisher: "Long-distance migration of peoples have been a central if little understood factor in global integration. The essays in this collection contribute to a new history of world migrations, written by specialists of particular areas of the world. Collectively these essays point towards a shift from the regional migrations of individual seas and oceans of the early modern era toward nineteenth-century labor migrations that connected the Pacific and Indian to the Atlantic Oceans. Detailed case studies demonstrate the importance of human migration in the development, consolidation and critique of empire-building, theories of race, modern capitalism, and large-scale commercial agriculture and industry on every continent."

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