This book presents a comprehensive review of cross-border labor mobility from the ancient forms of slavery to the present day. The book covers African and Amerindian slaveries, indentured servitude of the Indians and the Chinese, guestworker programs, and contemporary labor migration focusing on the United States, the European Union, and the Gulf Region. The book highlights the economics and politics that condition such trends and patterns by addressing growing anti-immigrant sentiments as well as restrictive measures in the developed world and outlining inexorable forces that are likely to propel further expansion of cross-border mobility in the future. This multidisciplinary volume provides a highly dependable scholarly reference to researchers, students, academics as well as policy makers.
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1. Introduction 2. Global Human Migration 3. Slavery - The Ancient and Medieval Periods 4. Slavery in the New World - the Saga of Native Indians 5. Slavery in the New World - The Saga of Black Africans 6. Indentured Servitude - The Saga of the Indians and the Chinese 7. Temporary Cross-Border Mobility Since World War I 8. Cross-Border Labor Mobility - Europe 9. Cross-Border Labor Mobility - The United States 10. Cross-Border Labor Mobility in the Twenty-First Century 11. Theoretical Perspectives on Cross-Border Labor Mobility.
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