Introduction

In the course of world history approximately eighty million individuals have moved from one continent to another. More than sixty million of these movements occurred in the long century between 1820 and 1940.² Latin America was a prime receptor of international migrants; around fifteen million peopl...

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Published in: Expectations Unfulfilled: Norwegian Migrants in Latin America, 1820-1940 p. 1
Main Author: Steinar A. Sæther
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: BRILL 12-04-2015
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War
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Summary: In the course of world history approximately eighty million individuals have moved from one continent to another. More than sixty million of these movements occurred in the long century between 1820 and 1940.² Latin America was a prime receptor of international migrants; around fifteen million people from Europe, Asia, and Africa went there between 1820 and 1940.³ The total population of Latin America increased from twenty-one million in 1820 to almost 210 million in 1960, a ten-fold increase in part because of the effects of mass immigration. During the same period, nearly one million Norwegians emigrated. Norway and Ireland were
DOI: 10.1163/j.ctt1w76x4t.6