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National Integration of Italian Return Migration, 1870-1929

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ISBN-10: 0521521181

ISBN-13: 9780521521185

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dino Cinel, Robert Fogel, Stephan Thernstrom

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This book examines return migration to Italy from the United States from 1870 to 1929. Many imigrants did not intend to settle permanently in the United States, but to make money in order to buy land in Italy. The book documents the flow from America back to Italy of individuals and remittances and discusses the strategies used by returnees in investing American savings. The Italian government and Italian society in general took a great deal of interest in return migration. Initially, Italy opposed mass emigration. In time, the government promoted emigration and return migration as the best way of creating savings, which would in turn promote the modernization of the Italian economy,…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: emigration and the process of national integration
The difficult task of national integration
A blueprint for change
The southern ethos
The national debate
Return migration
American remittances
Investing American savings
regional differences
Return and retirement
Conclusion: national integration and return migration