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Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada, 1774-1855

by Lucille H. Campey

Stories of the Aberdeen-built ships that carried emigrant Scots to Canada are documented in this account of early Scottish emigration.


The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond

by Lucille H. Campey

Scots, some of Upper Canada's earliest pioneers, influenced its early development. This book charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout the province.


Africans in Global Migration: Searching for Promised Lands

by John A. Arthur, Joseph Takougang & Thomas Owusu

This book looks at the African diasporas as a process characterized by identity transformations, lived experiences, and realities; including the capturing of the historical trends that are acted out in multiple...


From Exile to Eden: A Family Journal

by Jadwiga Szelazek Morrison

Combining history and hardship, battles and betrayal, miraculous escapes and death-defying encounters, From Exile to Eden chronicles one family’s journey from deportation in Siberia to safety and freedom in...


Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...


The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-Modern World

by P. Christiaan Klieger

The seven microstates of Europe are remarkable not only for their size, but their persistence as well. It is a sociopolitical phenomenon that has rarely been addressed, but this book shows how it may have clues...


Language and Citizenship in Japan

by Nanette Gottlieb

The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: 'Japanese citizenship' means 'Japanese ethnicity,' which in turn means 'Japanese as one's first...


The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent

by Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever

A 2012 ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Many of the United States’ most innovative entrepreneurs have been immigrants, from Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Pfizer to Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla,...


Migration in World History

by Patrick Manning

This fully revised and updated second edition of Migration in World History traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas.

Drawing on examples...


Minority Internal Migration in Europe

by Nissa Finney & Catney

This book brings together experts in the fields of migration, ethnicity and diversity from across Europe to examine patterns of residential mobility of minorities, and to synthesise key themes, theories and...


Migration and Its Enemies: Global Capital, Migrant Labour and the Nation-State

by Cohen

In this book Robin Cohen shows how the preferences, interests and actions of the three major social actors in international migration policy - global capital, migrant labour and national politicians - intersect...


Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent

by Matthew Carr

On the militarized Turkish-Greek border, Afghan migrants brave minefields to cross into Europe—only to be summarily ejected by Greek border guards. At Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves in North Africa, migrants...


Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest

by Matthew Gritter

Immigration across the US-Mexican border may currently be a hot topic, but it is hardly a new one. Labor issues and civil rights have been interwoven with the history of the region since at least the time of...


Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy

by Miguel Antonio Levario

As historian Miguel Antonio Levario explains in this timely book, current tensions and controversy over immigration and law enforcement issues centered on the US-Mexico border are only the latest evidence of...


Border Vigils: Keeping Migrants Out of the Rich World

by Jeremy Harding

Ours is an era marked by extraordinary human migrations, with some 200 million people alive today having moved from their country of origin. The political reaction in Europe and the United States has been to...


The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?

by Doug Saunders

From the author of prize-winning Arrival City, a controversial and long-overdue rejoinder to the excessive fears of an Islamic threat that have spread throughout America and Europe and threaten our basic values....


Mobilities and Health

by Anthony C. Gatrell

Drawing on three main disciplines, geography, sociology, and epidemiology, author Tony Gatrell makes strong connections between these areas of inquiry, drawing on (for example) social theorising, geographical...


The Politics of Proximity: Mobility and Immobility in Practice

by Giuseppina Pellegrino

This book analyses patterns of mobility in relation to new possibilities of organizing space, time, and proximity to others. Different phenomena - from memorial sites to migration, from urban mobility to mobile...


Rationalizing Migration Decisions: Labour Migrants in East and South-East Asia

by AKM Ahsan Ullah

Examining how migrants go about making the decision to migrate and how they rationalize their decision post-migration, this book draws on an innovative blend of statistical analysis and interviews with Bangladeshi...


Geographies of Rhythm: Nature, Place, Mobilities and Bodies

by Tim Edensor

In Rhythmanalysis, Henri Lefebvre put forward his ideas on the relationship between time and space, particularly how rhythms characterize space. Here, leading geographers are brought together to expand and advance...