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The great departure : mass migration from Eastern Europe and the making of the free world / Tara Zahra.

Zahra, Tara (Author).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 304.8 ZAH (Text) 73174005027675 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola REF CIRC 304.8 ZAH (Text) 33118000172874 Reference Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 304.8704 ZAHRA (Text) 32826014020705 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 304.8704 ZAH (Text) 78551000525906 Non-Fiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 304.8 ZAH (Text) 72436000115940 Adult nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 304.8704 Zahra (Text) 31208912447317 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393078015
  • ISBN: 0393078019
  • Physical Description: 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-369) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: "Not a golden country" -- Travel agents on trial -- "The man farthest down" -- Happy and unhappy returns -- The first final solution -- Work will set you free -- The freedom train -- Free to stay or go.
Summary, etc.:
"A panoramic, eye-opening history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. Between 1846 and 1940, more than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas, irrevocably changing both their new lands and the ones they left behind. Their immigration fostered an idea of the 'land of the free,' and yet more than a third returned home again. In a groundbreaking study, Tara Zahra brilliantly explores the deeper story of this unprecedented movement of people. As villages emptied, some blamed traffickers in human labor, targeting Jewish emigration agents. Others saw opportunity: to seed colonies of migrants like the Polish community in Argentina, or to gain economic advantage from an inflow of foreign currency, or to reshape their populations by encouraging the emigration of minorities. These precedents would shape the Holocaust, the closing of the Iron Curtain, and tragedies of ethnic cleansing, while also forming notions of social solidarity, human rights, and freedom--whether it be the freedom to move or the freedom to stay home"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Europe, Eastern > Emigration and immigration > History.
America > Emigration and immigration > History.
East Europeans > Migrations > History.
East Europeans > America > History.
Immigrants > America > History.

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