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Human Geography 1123 - 2.27.08

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Human Geography 1123 February 27, 2008 1. Irish Potato Famine a. 1845 – first phase/onset b. 1848 – 2 nd occurrence decimated rural Irish population i. Most were poor ii. Caused massive exodus of Irish to U.S. 2. Migration, Continued a. Migration is considered the 3 rd factor in population change i. When combined with births and deaths, migration affects population size b. Demographic vs. Migration Transition i. Migration Transition 1. Similar to demographic transition 2. Change in migration pattern in a society resulting from social and economic changes that also produce demographic changes ii. Demographic Transition 1. Included four phases of change 2. Moves from primitive to industrial 3. Population changes as technology changes 3. 4 Waves of European Migration to U.S. a. 1 st wave (1607) i. Jamestown (1600 – 1840), slow, steady migration ii. 90% British, some Dutch, etc. iii. Total of 2 million (20, 000/year) b. 2 nd Wave (1840 – 50) i. 4 million total (250,000/year) ii. 90% from NW Europe, 40% Irish, 33% German
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