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“Nobody Expected Seasickness”: Oceanic Migration in the Nineteenth Century

Discussion of a primary source describing the experience of transatlantic migration in the late nineteenth century.

Bram Hubbell
Bram Hubbell
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“Nobody Expected Seasickness”: Oceanic Migration in the Nineteenth Century

During the second half of the nineteenth century, steamships facilitated a significant increase in long-distance migrants. While we frequently discuss the push and pull factors that encouraged people to migrate, we do not often consider what this experience was like for the people on the ships.

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