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Steerage FULL Notice from 1892

  • Emigration from Liverpool in 1859
    The official returns of the emigration from Liverpool during the year just closed have now been completed at the government office; and although, on comparison with the year preceding, the numbers in the aggregate do not appear to vary very materially, the variation in the tide of emigration to the different countries has been most marked. The total number of passengers, "under the act," who have taken their departure from the Mersey during the twelve months just elapsed have numbered (inclusive of cabin passengers) 68,035, against 70,486 in 1858, being a decrease of 2,441.
  • Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - Provisorist Anordning 1867
    A provisional order of 6 April 1867, and a corresponding law of 22 May 1869, stipulated, among other things, that those who recruited and transported emigrants should draw up a written contract with each individual.
  • Who Should Emigrate to Canada and the United States(1883)
    Public attention has been so generally turned towards America during the years of commercial depression in this country, now happily passed, or nearly so, that such a question as the above has been asked over and over again, and received a variety of answers. America is not by any means an Eldorado for all. There could be found in New York as much poverty as there is in London, and the overcrowding of dwelling-houses in the districts inhabited by the working classes would provide in many cases quite as appalling facts as could be found in St. Giles's or Whitechapel.
  • Emigration from Rotterdam to the United States circa 1903
    The Holland-America Line, a steamship company with passenger and freight steamers plying between Rotterdam and New York, is the only steamship line carrying emigrants from the Netherlands to the United States of America.
  • Emigration to the United States via Hamburg, Germany circa 1903
    Emigrants of the A class, upon their arrival in Hamburg, are confined to the said Hamburg-American Line's own emigrants' barracks on the Veddel, a suburb of the city of Hamburg.  These barracks are under the supervision of the Hamburg police department, having a resident police inspector, and are divided into two sections, "dirty" and the "Clean" sections.  Upon leaving the train they are placed in the "dirty" section until they have passed examination by the official emigrants' surgeon of the Hamburg State government. This surgeon makes his examination every morning, and each and every emigrant is carefully examined undressed.
  • Immigration to the US: Considering The Causes Of Emigration
    Dr. Allan McLaughlin, of the Bureau of Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, of the Treasury Department, has contributed to THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY several articles on 'Immigration,' which have been of much interest to readers and have been highly commended by experts. We are pleased to state that Dr. McLaughlin has consented to continue this series of articles, covering in a systematic way the whole problem of immigration.
  • How Immigration Is Stimulated(1906)
    As the stately Cunard steamer Ivernia, one bright morning in early March, made her way slowly up the harbor toward the famous old Charlestown dockyards at Boston, the most indifferent observer could not have failed to note a remarkable transformation in her appearance.
  • The Human Side of Immigration - Italian Emigration to America (1906)
    The study of race migrations has gone far enough to bring out the dominant fact that economic causes are at the heart of these movements. Adventure has played its part, and war (with plunder for its aim) a still greater part, but plunder was the economics of the barbarian, while the lode-star guiding the world's most romantic adventure was the glitter of precious metals. It is even a little chilling to learn how the most gallant of these explorers did not for a moment forget that they were out for "the dust of the gods."
  • Emigrants leaving Europe by way of Rotterdam, 1908
    Emigration, as will be readily understood, is most closely connected with the economical state of European countries and of the countries to which the emigrants are going.
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