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Migration

  • Niels Eichhorn
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Abstract

From the very start of the Atlantic world, the Americas promised migrants a vast array of opportunities. However, not all people arrived in the Americas voluntarily. Even so, some historians have claimed that by 1800 global trends replaced Atlantic ones, migration continued within an Atlantic context. The open lands and vast economic opportunities of the Americas attracted people who within the confined and socially stratified Europe never had an opportunity to rise beyond their class status.

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  • Niels Eichhorn
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  1. 1.Middle Georgia State UniversityMaconUSA

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