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Letters across Borders

The Epistolary Practices of International Migrants

Editors: Elliot, B., Gerber, D., Sinke, S. (Eds.)

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This collection addresses the recent rebirth of interest in immigrant letters. As these letters are increasingly seen as key, rather than incidental, documents in the interpretations of gender, age, social class, and ethnicity/nationality, the scholars gathered here demonstrate a diversity of new approaches to their interpretation.

About the authors

BRUCE S. ELLIOT is Professor of History, Carleton University, USA.

DAVID A. GERBER is Professor of History, University of Buffalo (SUNY), USA.

SUZANNE M. SINKE is Associate Professor of History, Florida State University, USA.

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'Rarely does a historical study illuminate subject, methodology, and theory all at once. Letters Across Borders is just such a book. It is a marvelous collection of essays that should be read and re-read by every historian who works in migration studies and indeed by all scholars who seek to understand and interpret the human experience through personal correspondence.' - Kerby A. Miller, University of Missouri-Columbia

'...a coherent, thoughtfully structured and enlightening overview. Philosophical reflections are blended with methodological discussions and empirical studies, creating an unprecedented and broad-based context within which to study migrant epistolarity...It is a long overdue addition to the historiography of migration and should be obligatory reading for every historian who seeks to get to grips with the pitfalls and rewards of interpreting personal correspondence.' - Marjory Harper, English Historical Review


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Letters across Borders
Book Subtitle
The Epistolary Practices of International Migrants
Editors
  • B. Elliot
  • D. Gerber
  • S. Sinke
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Bruce S. Elliott, David A. Gerber, and Suzanne M. Sinke
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60107-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230601079
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7101-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53263-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 315
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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