Atlantic early modern migrations and economic globalization
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Rönnbäck, K. 2013. Atlantic early modern migrations and economic globalization. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Throughout the early modern period, from about the 16th to the 18th centuries, there was a steady stream of people migrating across the Atlantic to the Americas, both voluntarily and involuntarily. Some migrants were fleeing from religious or political persecution. Migrants in the form of soldiers, administrators, and other servants of the state of were also necessary for the European nations to colonize the continent. Labor migration was, however, for a long time, the most important factor.
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