Analyze the Changes and Continuities in Long-Distance Migrations in the Period from 1700 to 1900. Be Sure to Include Specific Examples from at Least Two Different World Regions.

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During the period between 1700 to 1900 there were many changes in long distance migration patterns across the globe as well as aspects of migration that remained the same. Throughout this time period, long distance migrations from eastern regions such as Europe and Africa to the America’s remained a consistent trend, as well as the motivation for migrating. While these things remained constant, changes during the time period occurred in diversity of the peoples migrating due to slave trade across the Atlantic being banned and indentured servitude becoming an opportunity for people from places other than Africa to immigrate to the Americas. Changes in slave trade were significant to migratory patterns during this time period. In the…show more content…
Change came when Britain began to send captives to their colonies in order to establish the colonies under British rule. Also change occurred in once self sufficient Ireland. Irish people originally remained in Ireland and didn’t feel a need to migrate because of their situation in their homeland was a good one. This was until Ireland experienced their potato famine which forced vast numbers of irish to relocate other places (mostly the USA). Many things stayed the same during this time period as well regarding migration. Among these continuities was the motivation for migration, which remained economic. Whether as part of slave trade or seeking a better life, people migrated for these reasons. The steady flow of migrants leaving their homes in the east and migrating to the americas seeking economic gain as well as religious freedom also was consistent throughout the period. Disease comes hand in hand with migration. The migrants carried with them diseases such as HIV and malaria to places where the established populations possessed no immunities or tolerance to the diseases for they had never been exposed to them before. This was present when europeans migrated to America and wiped out vast populations of native americans with the diseases they carried and continued through the

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