CN 3-10-92

CN 3-10-92 - 3/10/92 World History: The Age of Labor M...

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3/10/92 World History: The Age of Labor Migration Distinctions Short and Long Migration o Short distance migration is most common Associated with urbanization Moving to cities for work Long history Mega cities of multibillion population this phenomenon occurs on larger scale o Long distance migration Across oceans, to different continents and created new communities and ushered in modern age of ethnic diversity in many places Different from trading diasporas Migration in search of work Usually poorly paid work Reality o Most obvious president is the slave trade Was coerced migration however Labor Migration o People who made conscious choice to migrate to get labor o Why? 1. They could
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Rise of RR and steamship makes human transportation cheaper Speed of global communication means that people can act more quickly o EX: Gold rush/diamond rushes 2. Growing demand for labor across te world Industrialization- took place in countries tat lacked population base and had to welcome workers form else were o EX: US Intense demand for labor for short term but labour intensive project o EX: RR, Canals Areas where HG shift to agriculturalism o Internal migration o Draws from Europe where people are looking for land 3. Abolition of slavery Caribbean after slavery many free slaves were reluctant to work on plantation environment Even as free wage workers they didn’t want to do it Laborers brought from else where to keep economy going o Normally from India Push and Pull Factors o Push factor ex: Irish famine of 1840s Famines, wars, revolutions, persecutions make people want to leave
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1830 increasing persecution of Russian Jews have a lot of Jews coming to America etc o Long term endemic poverty Areas that were extremely poor Any population increase would result in wide spread hunger Easy to convince people to take chance on better life EX: S Italy European Workers of the “New-Europe” Leaving Europe o Increasingly demand for workers so great that Asians will try to move entire villages o Also migrate because of frustration, lack of economic mobility characteristic of many European societies And because of hunger for individual land o European governments feared losing the strength of leaving populations Strength of that man and descendants lost from Germany o This is why Germany should get own colonies so Germans can leave Germany and remain German o British already had colonies Goal= steer citizens to those socities Encouraged to leave England and go to Neo-Europes in empire Canada, Austrailia, New Zealand, S Africa o Fact that most immigration involved much marginalized minorities Irish, Jews
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PSC 1001 taught by Professor Dickson during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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CN 3-10-92 - 3/10/92 World History: The Age of Labor M...

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