Research in Maritime History, Vol. 50

Torsten Feys,
The Battle for the Migrants: The Introduction of Steamshipping
on the North Atlantic and
Its Impact on the European Exodus

 

Table of Contents
 

About the Author / iii

Acknowledgements  / v

Figures and Tables / vii

Introduction / 1

 
Part 1:   State Policies and Their Influence on the Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks, 1830-1870 / 11

Part II:   The Impact of Steam Shipping on Transatlantic Migra-tion, 1870-1914 / 67

Chapter 1:  The Role of Middlemen / 71

Chapter 2:  Competition and Collusion: The Growing Pains of Passenger Shipping Conferences / 119

Chapter 3:  The IMM Merger and Further Consolidations in the Shipping Industry / 163

Chapter 4:  The Nationalization of American Migration Policies and the Visible Hand of the Shipping Lobby / 211

Chapter 5:  Shipping Companies’ Interference with the Enactment and Implementation of Immigration Laws during the Progressive Era / 263

Conclusion / 315

Appendix 1: Rates of the NDLV Members for the American Market / 323

Appendix 2:  HAL Total Passengers, 1873-1914 / 331

Appendix 3:  Total Passengers of the Main Services on the North Atlantic and Number of Sailings, 1899-1914 / 333

Appendix 4:  HAL Through Rates to and from Hinterland Destinations, 1893-1907 / 363

Appendix 5:  New York Agents and Agents under Bond, 1897-1909 / 365

Appendix 6:  Advertisements by the HAL in American Newspapers / 373

Bibliography / 379

Updated: September 5, 2013