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The Unsettling of Europe

The Unsettling of Europe

How Migration Reshaped a Continent

An acclaimed historian examines postwar migration’s fundamental role in shaping modern Europe

Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent years. But as we consider the current refugee crisis, acclaimed historian Peter Gatrell reminds us that the history of Europe has always been one of people on the move.

The end of World War II left Europe in a state of confusion with many Europeans virtually stateless. Later, as former colonial states gained national independence, colonists and their supporters migrated to often-unwelcoming metropoles. The collapse of communism in 1989 marked another fundamental turning point.

Gatrell places migration at the center of post-war European history, and the aspirations of migrants themselves at the center of the story of migration. This is an urgent history that will reshape our understanding of modern Europe.

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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Europe

On Sale: August 27th 2019

Price: $20.99 / $26.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 576

ISBN-13: 9780465093632

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"Peter Gatrell has produced a tour de force. With great sensitivity he follows the experiences of migrants as they encounter an often hostile and discriminatory environment in their new homes in Europe. This important and timely work on one of the most challenging issues in modern Europe deserves to be widely read."—Ian Kershaw, author of The Global Age: Europe, 1950-2017
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