Emigration From Countries World Wide
White Star Line Memo Notifying Agents that Steerage is Filled to Capacity dated 13 April 1892.
To fully understand immigration, we also need to look at the causes and conditions that caused people to emigrate from their homelands to North America (Canada and the United States). Historical articles from the latter half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth-century help to provide insight into our immigration issues.
- 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.
My own view is that, comparing the two countries (Canada and the United States), there is a better and quicker return for the same amount of capital or labor in the States than is possible in the majority of cases in Canada.
Greenwood, Thomas, Chapter XXVII: "Who Should Emigrate," in A Tour in the States & Canada. Out and Home in Six Weeks, London: L. Upcott Gill, 1883.
- Emigration of Women from Great Britain in 1888
If emigration offers channels through which women may not only obtain for themselves the reasonable possession of such things as make life worth living, but also greatly improve the status of those who remain in the old country, it opens a double door of prosperity.
- 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 America 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.
- Emigration from the German Ports of Hamburg and Bremen (1911)
History of Emigration from the German Ports of Hamburg and Bremen with a discussion of how the two major steamship companies competed with one another for the immigrant trade.