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2-5-08 Notes - "The System and The Switch" Key Concepts...

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“The System and The Switch” Key Concepts Labor Migration Flows o “Being Put in motion” A Structure to / of immigration Good News/Bad News “Coolie” o Kuli o Misnomer Key Time 1830s-1840s British o July 31 st 1834 o 776,000 “Robust” explanation o A full explanation Labor Migration Flows o A structure of immigration o We’re interested in how and when it happened o An intersection/ interaction o 19 th century capitalism and 19 th century imperialism (British, European, American) o Capitalism
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As an economic and social force that caused change Capitalism needed a constant change: “creative destruction”- set people in motion “being put in motion” People moved from rural areas to urban areas People moved from waged worker to unskilled worker (needed workers so badly that…) o Occurred in China before the transpacific migration to US Agriculture transformed from subsistence crops to cash crops In Southern China Also in India Increasing separation of peasants from land Usually the youngest son is chosen to explore the outside world
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAS 224 taught by Professor Jew during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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