National Assimilation or Differentiation

  • Karl W. Deutsch
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 25)


Situations favorable to ethnic assimilation or differentiation often have been produced by the acts of persons who neither foresaw nor desired any such results. Migrations were undertaken for economic, political, or military reasons; employers recruited labor; speculators sought and found buyers for their land; generals sought soldiers; landowners wished to enhance the value of their holdings by promoting industries or mining operations, and by teaching new skills to the serfs or tenants on their estates.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl W. Deutsch
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  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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