[Who went south? The choice of destination among German immigrants in the 19th century]. Conference Paper uri icon


  • On the basis of the German experience, the author analyzes (and rejects) different explanations and hypothesis on how emigrants choice their destination. By comparing German emigrants to the United States with those who 'went South' and establishing and the opportunities they found in the Southern societies, the author seeks to explain the patterns of German emigration towards different destinations in the United States, Latin America and, to a lesser extent, Australia, as well as the influence of early settlements in the building of migration chains.

published proceedings

  • Estud Migr Latinoam

author list (cited authors)

  • Kamphoefner, W., & Bjerg, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Kamphoefner, W||Bjerg, M

publication date

  • January 1999