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"A panoramic, eye-opening history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. Between 1846 and 1940, more than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas, irrevocably changing both their new lands and the ones they left behind. Their immigration fostered an idea of the 'land of the free, ' and yet more than a third returned home again. In a groundbreaking study, Tara Zahra brilliantly explores...
Discusses how ethnic and religious differences, along with economic hardships, have led large numbers of Eastern Europeans to emigrate to other countries, and how they have adjusted.
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