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Presenting an unprecedented, integrated view of migration in North America, this interdisciplinary collection of essays illuminates the movements of people within and between Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States over the past two centuries. Several essays discuss recent migrations from Central America as well. In the introduction, Dirk Hoerder provides a sweeping historical overview of North American societies in the Atlantic world. He also develops and advocates what he and Nora Faires call “transcultural societal studies,” an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies that combines migration research across disciplines and at the local, regional, national, and transnational levels. The contributors examine the movements of diverse populations across North America in relation to changing cultural, political, and economic patterns.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. Dirk Hoerder, Nora Faires
  3. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Introduction: Migration, People’s Lives, Shiftingand Permeable Borders: The North American and Caribbean Societies in the Atlantic World
  2. Dirk Hoerder
  3. pp. 1-46
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  1. Part I: Intersocietal Migrations
  1. 1. Mirandoatrás: Mexican Immigration from 1876 to 2000
  2. Jaime R. Aguila, Brian Gratton
  3. pp. 49-75
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  1. 2. Through the Northern Borderlands: Canada-U.S. Migrations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  2. Bruno Ramirez
  3. pp. 76-98
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  1. 3. The Making and Unmaking of the Circum-Caribbean Migratory Sphere: Mobility, Sex across Boundaries, and Collective Destinies, 1840–1940
  2. Lara Putnam
  3. pp. 99-126
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  1. Part II: Connecting Borderlands, Littorals, and Regions
  1. 4. Population Movements and the Making of Canada-U.S. Not-So-Foreign Relations
  2. Nora Faires
  3. pp. 129-149
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  1. 5. Greater Southwest North America: A Region of Historical Integration, Disjunction, and Imposition
  2. Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, Dirk Hoerder
  3. pp. 150-173
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  1. 6. Independence and Interdependence: Caribbean–North American Migration in the Modern Era
  2. Melanie Shell-Weiss
  3. pp. 174-187
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  1. 7. Migration to Mexico, Migration in Mexico: A Special Case on the North American Continent
  2. Delia González de Reufels, Dirk Hoerder
  3. pp. 188-209
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  1. 8. The Construction of Borders: Building North American Nations, Building a Continental Perimeter, 1890s–1920s
  2. Angelika E. Sauer
  3. pp. 210-227
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  1. 9. The United States–Mexican Borderas Material and Cultural Barrier
  2. Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez
  3. pp. 228-250
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  1. Part III: Complicating Narratives
  1. 10. Migration and the Seasonal Round: An Odawa Family’s Story
  2. Susan E. Gray
  3. pp. 253-263
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  1. 11. Market Interactions in a Borderland Setting: A Case Study of the Gila River Pima of Arizona, 1846–1862
  2. Dan Killoren
  3. pp. 264-276
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  1. 12. Paying Attention to Moving Americans: Migration Knowledge in the Age of Internal Migration, 1930s–1970s
  2. James N. Gregory
  3. pp. 277-296
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  1. 13. The Black Experience in Canada Revisited
  2. Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu
  3. pp. 297-312
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  1. 14. Circumnavigating Controls: Transborder Migration of Asian-Origin Migrants during the Period of Exclusion
  2. Yukari Takai
  3. pp. 313-332
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  1. 15. Migration and Capitalism: The Rise of the U.S.-Mexican Border
  2. John Mason Hart
  3. pp. 333-344
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  1. Part IV: Contemporary and Applied Perspectives
  1. 16. Central American Migration and the Shaping of Refugee Policy
  2. María Cristina García
  3. pp. 347-363
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  1. 17. Central American Transmigrants: Migratory Movement of Special Interest to Different Sectors with in and outside Mexico
  2. Rodolfo Casillas- R.
  3. pp. 364-376
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  1. 18. Interrogating Managed Migration’s Model: A Counternarrative of Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program
  2. Kerry Preibisch
  3. pp. 377-390
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  1. 19. 1867 and All That...: Teaching the American Survey as Continental North American History
  2. Angelika Sauer, Catherine O’Donnell
  3. pp. 391-398
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 399-400
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 401-432
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822394419
Related ISBN
9780822350347
MARC Record
OCLC
1103680167
Pages
456
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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