"Historians of migration will welcome Mark Wyman's new book on the elusive subject of persons who returned to Europe after coming to the United States. Other scholars have dealt with particular national groups . . . but Wyman is the first to treat . . . every major group . . . . Wyman explains returning to Europe as not just the fulfillment of original intentions but also the result of 'anger at bosses and clocks, nostalgia for waiting families,' nativist resentment and heavy-handed Americanization programs, and a complex of other problems. . . . Wyman's 'nine broad conclusions' about the returnees deserve to be read by everyone concerned with international migration."-Journal of American History
Mark Wyman is Professor of History at Illinois State University. He is the author of Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930, also from Cornell.
Part One: Migrants and Immigrants 1. A Two-Way Migration 2. Seasonal Migrations and the America Fever Part Two: American Realities 3. Immigrants in an Industrializing Economy 4. Leaving the Land of Bosses and Clocks 5. Politics, Unions, and Postwar Americanism Part Three: The Remigrant at Home 6. Peasants Back on the Land 7. Workers' Ideas Carried Back 8. Churches, Traditions, and the Remigrant Part Four: A Round-Trip Journey Concluded 9. The America Trunk Comes Home Major Sources Notes Index