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Author Gatrell, Peter, author.

Title The unsettling of Europe : how migration reshaped a continent / Peter Gatrell.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  304.84 GAT    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  304.84 GAT    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Summary "Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent years. But as we consider the current refugee crisis, acclaimed historian Peter Gatrell reminds us that the history of Europe has always been one of people on the move. The end of World War II left Europe in a state of confusion with many Europeans virtually stateless. Later, as former colonial states gained national independence, colonists and their supporters migrated to often-unwelcoming metropoles. The collapse of communism in 1989 marked another fundamental turning point. Gatrell places migration at the center of post-war European history, and the aspirations of migrants themselves at the center of the story of migration. This is an urgent history that will reshape our understanding of modern Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A European retrospective -- Violent peacetime, Cold War rivalry, rebuilding Europe, 1945-1956. Forced migration in Europe: changing places -- Migrants in limbo: displaced persons in post-war Europe -- People adrift: expellees and refugees -- Rebuilding Western Europe: adventures in migration -- Building communism in Eastern Europe -- Decolonisation, guest workers, and economic growth, 1956-1973. Migrants of decolonisation -- French revolution: decolonisation, migration, modernisation -- Guest workers in West Germany: migration, miracles and missing out -- Unsettling the European periphery: migration to the UK -- Migrants under communism -- European odysseys, 1973-1989. A dual challenge: recession and asylum in Europe -- Unsettling Southern Europe -- "Melting pot" or "salad bowl"?: public opinion and government policy -- Migrants in Western Europe: living in a cold climate -- Reordering Europe and managing migration, 1989-2008. The end of communism: picking up the pieces -- Reunification, migration and German society -- Together in disharmony: the death of Yugoslavia -- Managing migration and asylum in the new European Union -- Privileged lives, precarious lives -- Whither Europe, whither migrants? 2008 to the present. Europe, nation-states and migrants since 2008 -- Another Europe: borders, routes, migrant lives -- Belief, bodies and behaviour -- Owning the past: migration, memory, museum -- Arab Spring, European winter.
Subject Immigrants -- Europe -- History.
Refugees -- Europe -- History.
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 21st century.
Europe -- History -- 1945-
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780465093618 (hardcover)
0465093612 (hardcover)

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