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An in-depth look at the motivating factors behind immigration to America from 1607 to 1914, including what attracted people to America, who was trying to attract them, and why.* Features a synthesis of 35 state promotional policies regarding immigration* Challenges the commonly held view that the 19th century was a period of "laissez faire" immigration policy* Examines the question of why immigrants migrate to certain areas* Highlights the corporate, for-profit nature of English colonization in the 17th century* Includes private corporate, religious, and philanthropic promotional activities* Analyzes why policymakers favored certain immigrant groups over others
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