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Becoming a Continent of Immigration: Charting Europe's Migration History, 1919–2019
International Review of Social History
Widespread belief in economic liberalism in the second half of the nineteenth century, combined with the development of safer, faster, and cheaper transportation, paved the way for huge migration to occur. Between 1850 and 1914, 55 million people departed Europe, with the vast majority heading to the Americas during what Hatton and Williamson term "the age of mass migration". According to McKeown, something similar in scale and duration took place at approximately the same time – albeitdoi:10.1017/s0020859021000262 fatcat:bnd5bbib2ren5e3bhnx5uj7cd4