In the 1990s, as concern grew in the United States about the integration of large numbers of immigrants, scholars searching for historical parallels looked to the last great period of immigration, ffrom 1880 to 1914. That example, however, is generally viewed as inapplicable to the current immigration debates in Europe.
Paths of Integration turns this conventional wisdom on its head, arguing that the history of European migration more closely parallels the U.S. experience than most realize, due to the largely ignored, but extensive, intra-European migration of the same period. By placing the European and U.S. examples side by side, the contributors to this volume offer long-term insights on a question that will be of great importance in the coming decades.
1 Immigrant Integration in Western Europe, Then and Now
Leo Lucassen, David Feldman, and Jochen Oltmer
2 Poles and Turks in the German Ruhr Area: Similarities and Differences
3 Old and New Migrants in France: Italians and Algerians
4 Rural Dimensions at Stake: The Case of Italian Immigrants in Southwestern France
5 Assigning the State its Rightful Place? Migration, Integration and the State in Germany
6 'To Live as Germans Among Germans.' Immigration and Integration of 'Ethnic Germans' in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic
7 Aussiedler in Germany: From Smooth Adaptation to Tough Integration
8 Polish Berlin: Differences and Similarities with Poles in the Ruhr Area, 1860-1920
9 A Passage from India: Trajectories of Economic Integration in London and Mediterranean Europe
10 Afro-Caribbean Migrants in France and the United Kingdom
11 Trade Unions and Immigrant Incorporation: The US and Europe Compared
12 No More Than a Keg of Beer: The Coherence of German Immigrant Communities
13 Religious Newcomers and the Nation-State: Flows and Closures
14 American Immigrants Look at Their Americanisation
15 Drawing up the Balance Sheet
Leo Lucassen, David Feldman and Jochen Oltmer
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