Chains of Gold: Portuguese Migration to Argentina in Transatlantic Perspective

BRILL, 2009 - 353 páginas
Why did migrants from southern Portugal choose Argentina instead of following the traditional path to Brazil? Starting with this question, this book explores how, at the turn of the twentieth century, rural Europeans developed distinctive circuits of transatlantic labor migration linked to diverse immigrant communities in the Americas. It looks at transoceanic moves in the larger context of migration systems, examining their connections and the crucial role of social networks in migrants geographic mobility and adaptation. Combining regional and local perspectives on both sides of the Atlantic, Chains of Gold provides a vivid account of the trajectories of migrant men and women as they moved from rural Portugal to contrasting places of settlement in the Argentine pampas and Patagonia.

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Chapter One Maria vai com as outras Monkey See Monkey Do
Society Economy and Population in Rural Algarve
A Systems Approach
Migratory Networks in Two Portuguese Immigrant Communities
Economic and Social Adaptation
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Marcelo J. Borges, Ph.D. (1997) in History, Rutgers University, is Associate Professor of History at Dickinson College. He has published extensively on migration history in the Americas and Europe.

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