- Title Pages
- Workers across the Americas
- 1 Another <i>World</i> History Is Possible
- 2 Historians of the World
- 3 Transnational Labor History
- 4 Labor History as World History
- 5 Overlapping Spaces
- 6 Transnational Migration
- 7“Black Service … White Money”
- 8“We Speak the Same Language in the New World”
- 9 Indigenous Labor in Mid-Nineteenth-Century British North America
- 10“De Facto Mexicans”
- 11“No Right to Layettes or Nursing Time”
- 12 The Battle within the Home
- 13 Feminizing White Slavery in the United States
- 14 Patronage and Progress
- 15 Unspoken Exclusions
- 16 Claiming Political Space
- 17 A Migrating Revolution
- 18 Fugitive Slaves across North America
- 19 Movable Type
- 20 Global Sea or National Backwater?
Transregional and Transcultural
- (p.33) 5 Overlapping Spaces
- Workers Across the Americas
- Oxford University Press
“Transnational” has become a catchword. Political categories, like bordered nation-states and empires, fail to capture the experiences of labor migrants, who, like nonmigrants, were socialized in localities and regions, which did not always begin or end at imposed borderlines. Thus, it is necessary to superimpose on political-legal frameworks worldwide economic spaces, including sectoral linkages across borders—specific forms of work and specific economic sectors rather than states and national economies attract working men and women to move to new locales. To capture the meaning of such processes requires attention to the agency of migrants and the spaces they create (macro)regionally through migration systems and acculturation into communities. Transcultural spaces need to be determined empirically from labor market options and cultural insertion or exclusion.
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