The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

The Great Departure Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World Between and than million Europeans moved to the Americas in one of the largest migrations of human history emptying out villages and irrevocably changing both their new homes and the on

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  • Title: The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World
  • Author: Tara Zahra
  • ISBN: 9780393353723
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Between 1846 and 1940, than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas in one of the largest migrations of human history, emptying out villages and irrevocably changing both their new homes and the ones they left behind With a keen historical perspective on the most consequential social phenomenon of the twentieth century, Tara Zahra shows how the policies that gaveBetween 1846 and 1940, than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas in one of the largest migrations of human history, emptying out villages and irrevocably changing both their new homes and the ones they left behind With a keen historical perspective on the most consequential social phenomenon of the twentieth century, Tara Zahra shows how the policies that gave shape to this migration provided the precedent for future events such as the Holocaust, the closing of the Iron Curtain, and the tragedies of ethnic cleansing In the epilogue, she places the current refugee crisis within the longer history of migration.

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    1. Impressive work of transnational history. Highly recommended. [The following summary/review borrowed from my graduate school writing]Mass migration from Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries counts as one of the great population movements in world history. However, scholars who study this specific migration usually do so from the “receiving end”—from the perspective of the nations and regions which received those Eastern European immigrants, particularly the United State [...]

    2. An overview of migration from Eastern Europe since the late 19th century.+ Many separate facts of interest, and interesting parallels between policies and attitudes in different epochs, which are usually treated or perceived separately.- You can't guess from the introduction what will be the scope of analysis. A catchy phrase in the introduction and repeated in on the dust jacket mentioned the number of people who left Eastern Europe for the New World between 1860s and 1940. So I guessed this wi [...]

    3. This book covers my own family history, since all 8 of my great-grandparents came from East Central Europe in the late 19th Century. One topic that I hadn't thought of was the effect of immigration on the villages that were left behind. After WWI when Czechoslovakia became its own country, the government tried to entice emigrants from the previous Austro-Hungarian Empire to come home. Apparently this was not very successful, until the US helped out by passing Prohibition. A Czech official was qu [...]

    4. When Americans think about migration from eastern Europe, I think we concentrate on the immigration of people from there to here. Millions of people left eastern European lands and moved to the United States in waves basically beginning in the 1840's. We know what they were looking for when they came here, but what were they leaving behind in the places they emigrated from? And what were those places like after great swathes of people left? In her new book, "The Great Departure: Mass Migration f [...]

    5. I'm shocked at how quickly I sped through this book - but I think it's because migration is so important to me. Learned so much - about Austrian history, about how immigration/migration/emigration policies in Eastern Europe set the stage for Nazi policies, and how migration policies and the idea of 'freedom' really don't go hand-in-hand in Central/Eastern Europe. Fascinating to read about different approaches in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, and a jarring reminder that 'Austria' is a mira [...]

    6. Be cautious if attempting to use this book as a historical source, as Zahra seems to have valued telling a good story over any rigor or fidelity to events. She doesn't seem to have looked very closely at the things she cites; to pick an egregious example, she claims on page 280 that over 100,000 Poles were immigrating to the United States each year in the years before the 2008 financial crisis. This is startlingly high on its face: only a bit over a million people were immigrating total, by the [...]

    7. I think that I was looking for something just a little bit different than what this ended up being. However it was still a good overview or insight into eastern European immigration history. A little bit more focus on the Jewish population than I expected, but I suppose that is a large part of it. So, still an interesting read.

    8. Maybe a little ponderous as an audio book, but a very interesting vein of history that I never though much about: the result of emigration on the countries from which people originated and the politics and sociology of the effect of emigration on those countries.

    9. Very well-done and well-researched. Provides the full story of Migration, I learned a lot about the topic. Makes a great reference book, enjoy!

    10. This book provides a lot of insight into the immigration trends over the last 150 years focusing on Eastern Europe emigration to the west. Who is allowed into your country has been a debate for decades. I was unaware that Reagan wouldn't deport Poles who were in the U.S. illegally or that FDR severely limited immigration of German Jews before the U.S. entered WWII. The book is not an easy read, more of a reference guide. It has been a help in my genealogy hobby.

    11. The Great Departure focuses on the other side of many well-known stories. The massive waves of immigration that shaped America's identity often originated in Eastern Europe. Tara Zahra elegantly portrays the individual desires, social forces, and web of political entanglements in Eastern European countries that simultaneously drove millions to flee their homes and yet constrained or actively blocked millions more.Despite being ostensibly a work of history (and incredibly well-researched and full [...]

    12. This book is a comprehensive look at emigration from Central Europe for the past century and a half. It is broader than most in that it deals with the fate of the immigrants and those who returned as well. In addition it deals with the policies of the sending nation and their attitudes. It deals with the present touching on those emigrating from Africa in the current wave of emigration from there.

    13. I started reading this book to perhaps gain more insight into what my father might have experienced when he came to the United States back in 1923 from Eastern Europe. I found the early chapters more interesting than the last ones which dealt more with the 1930's to more current times.

    14. What drove our families to leave Eastern Europe? What did they go through to get her, to survive? This book answers so many of these question.

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