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Great transatlantic migration, late 19th-early 20th century 

Source: authors’ compilation.


Based on a compilation from several sources, the map examines one of the great global migrations. Between the late 19th century and the early 20th, millions of Europeans from different countries migrated to the Americas. The size of the arrows shows the relative importance of the countries of origin. The primary destination was the United States, whose point of entry was Ellis Island, but migrants to southern Brazil and northern Argentina were also numerous. The diagram shows what proportion of the population they occupied in the host countries, which varied considerably.


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