Transnationalism

Transnationalism

Global Migration Histories? Learning from Two Case Studies by Bruno Ramirez and More “Trans-” Less “National” by Matthew Frye Jacobson discuss transnationalism.  Both authors talk about how mass global migration has been linked to world developments. In his work, Ramirez talks about the difference between “global” and “globalize.” Then he discusses his case studies on Italians and Canadians and their global migration patterns (although for the Canadian study Ramirez mentions that its more of a regional movement within the North American continent, rather than a global one). Jacobson writes about transnational history of immigration as American history by stating that Immigrants are what makes/ made up the nation. Jacobson uses examples like JFK’s visit to Ireland and the opening of Ellis Island as a historical site as examples of the nations connection to its immigrant past/ ancestry.

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