Migration in World History

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Psychology Press, 2005 - History - 193 pages
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This fascinating study traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas.

Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, Manning covers:

* earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens
* the rise and spread of major language groups
* examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE
* trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean
* the effect of migration on empire and industry between 1700 and 1900
* the resurgence of migration in the later twentieth century, including movement to cities, refugees and diasporas.


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Earliest human migrations to 40000 BP
Peopling northern and American regions 40000
Agriculture 15000 to 5000 BP
Commerce 3000 BCE to 500 CE
Modes of movement 500 to 1400 CE
Spanning the oceans 1400 to 1700
Labor for industry and empire 1700 to 1900
Bright lights of urbanization 1900 to 2000

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Patrick Manning is Professor of History, African-American Studies and Education at Northeastern University in Boston. He started out working on African and colonial history, and is now the director of the World History (research) Center at Northeastern, and is very active in the world history world.

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