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Atlantic early modern migrations and economic globalization

Migration A–Z

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  1. Klas Rönnbäck

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm049

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Rönnbäck, K. 2013. Atlantic early modern migrations and economic globalization. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • slavery;
  • Atlantic world;
  • colonialism;
  • empire;
  • imperialism;
  • globalization