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The Homeland of Migrating Groups - Introduction

The Homeland of Migrating Groups - Introduction

The 19th century marked a turning point in the concept of European migration to America. Prior to that time, transatlantic migration was only a minor affair, mostly involving merchants, civil servants and soldiers. Within a few decades, it all changed rapidly. Europe was on the brink of a new era, with migration to the U.S. more extensive than ever before and ever to come. From every corner of the European continent, all kinds of people decided to leave their homelands and headed for the young and promising nation on the other side of the Atlantic. In less than a century, over 30 million Europeans, from as far north as Scandinavia and as far south as Sicily, set sail to America.

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