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Från Högsby till "Amerikat": En studie om Högsby sockens Amerika-migration 1887-1888
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From Högsby to America : A study about Högsby parish America migration 1887-1888 (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to describe Högsby parish’s emigration to North America during the years 1887-1888 and to compare it with Sweden's emigration. Emigrants' numbers, age, gender, civil status and occupational distribution are examined. The trends in Högsby parish's emigration are compared with the trends in Sweden's emigration as a whole to see similarities and differences. Source materials used to answer the purpose and the questions are “husförhörslängder”and “in- och ut-flyttningslängder” of Högsby parish 1887-1888. In the background, among other things, Högsby’s population, fertility, and population change are discussed. In total, 178 people emigrated from Högsby parish during the years of exam-ination. The difference in tendencies between the emigration of Högsby parish and Sweden's emigration regarding age distribution, gender distribution and marital status were small or nonexistent. There was a difference in the division of labor. 38.7 % of Högsby’s emigrants were categorized into the main group of professions "Industry and Handicrafts". The same main group of professions percentage for the whole of Sweden's emigration was 17.9 % between the years 1851-1915. The difference can be referred to differences in the cate-gorization of professions as "arbetare" are a very broad concept and source material does not invite to a deeper specification. Another explanation could be that many farmers used their forest land as a capital reserve, which resulted in no need to emigrate, which in turn led to the industry's large share of the occupation of emigrants.

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2018. , p. 60
Keywords [sv]
Migration, massemigration, Högsby, Amerika
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71256OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71256DiVA, id: diva2:1187146
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2018-03-07 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved

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