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Book Review: Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War

Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War, by Nathaniel Philbrick Sometimes the familiarity of a story can blind us to its quality and character, and such is the story of the Mayflower. The author apparently wanted to write a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Southern Diaspora

The Southern Diaspora: How The Great Migrations of Black And White Transformed America, by James N. Gregory In reading this book I was struck by the question of whether or not I counted as a southerner. This is a question … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Making Of African America: The Four Great Migrations

The Making Of African America: The Four Great Migrations, by Ira Berlin There are occasions where more is less when it comes to a book and that is definitely the case here. Admittedly, the subject of African-American migrations is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Migrations: 1880s – 1912

The Great Migrations: 1880’s – 1912 (A History Of Multicultural America), by William Loren Katz This book is a reminder, if any reminder was necessary, of the poisonous tendency of politics to ruin nearly everything. It is probably impossible to … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Migration And Settlement

American Migration And Settlement, by Brett Griffin It is a hard thing to give American patterns of migration and settlement the proper degree of coverage. First, there is the matter of the prehistorical migrations that must be taken into account, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quilts & Women Of The Mormon Migrations

Quilts & Women Of The Mormon Migrations, by Mary Bywater Cross I found this book very cleverly done.  Admittedly, I do not think the market for a book like this one is a very large one, necessarily.  For those who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Overland Migrations

The Overland Migrations, by the National Park Service One of the most fascinating aspects of this particular book is that although this is a very excellent little book on the overland migrations between Missouri and the west starting in the … Continue reading

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Todos Somos Migrantes A Través Del Tiempo

Several times I have found myself to be a migrant, and it has always been a disorienting experience. While my family was always a traveling one, there is a fundamental difference between being a tourist and being a migrant. A … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age Of Migration

The Age Of Migration:  International Population Movements In The Modern World, by Stephen Castles And Mark J. Miller Reading this book, one gets the sense that scholars of migration in the present world often stumble around dangerously close to gaining … Continue reading

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Book Review: Human Migration (Opposing Viewpoints)

Human Migration (Opposing Viewpoints), edited by Barbara Krasner As someone who is generally fond of this series [1], I was more than a little disappointed by this particular volume, mainly because it did not have enough genuinely opposing viewpoints.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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