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Italian emigration back then was mainly associated with the flight of researchers, scientists and other highly skilled professionals attracted by the chance for better careers abroad.
Most Italians began to feel the effects of the recession a bit later than other Southern Europeans, but the rise in Itay's emigration rate seems to have been the sharpest in the last couple of years.
It also has some useful appendixes: a history of emigrant ships from Calcutta (Kolkata) and Madras (Chennai), statistics of emigration, a reprinting of an emigration pass, the conditions of service offered by recruiters, and Bechu's letters to the press (Bechu was an Indian who was critical of the conditions of labor of indentured workers in the nineteenth century (see Seecharan 1999).
The first group consists of articles on the failure of private emigration from the Bombay Presidency, the reasons for the differences in scale between Calcutta and Madras as ports of departure, and the entitlement of time-expired emigrants to return passages.
As a member of the National Welsh/American Foundation I have traced my own ancestral emigrations from South Wales, mainly to Pennsylvania, from 1662 up to the 1880s.
I have discovered two first cousins who fought on opposing sides during the American Civil War, an event which prevented my father's mother from joining Welsh family emigrations to America.
She establishes numbers and distinctions crucial for comparative studies of French and Altantic emigrations.
In accord with recent research in France and Canada, it redefines French emigration to Canada and French-Canadian society.
The Soviets expressed their concern over a "brain drain," implying that while they might allow some increase in Jewish emigration, the days of 50,000 emigrations a year would never be seen again.
The primary focus is Soviet compliance with the family reunification and emigration provisions of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 and subsequent CSCE agreements.
The research shows that the decline in emigration during the mid-1970s and the early 1980s led many Americans--including politicians, journalists, and Jewish leaders--to question the effectiveness of Jackson-Vanik's hardline approach.
1) Decades after the fall of the Soviet Union and the emigration of over a million Jews, the American Jewish community typically recalls the amendment as a moment of triumph.