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Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930

Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930
Author: Jose C. Moya
ISBN 13: 9780520215269
ISBN 10: 520215265
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1998-03-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 586
List Price: $39.95

"Moya commands not only the statistical sources but the literary and folklorical ones as well, weaving them in a history that is both analytical and narrative...A superb book that will be a standard monument, not only for Spanish migration and Argentine history, but for migration history in general."

Walter Nugent, University of Notre Dame

"A major achievement, it represents a vast, comprehensive research effort on two continents, using a world-wide background literature and a stunning array of research techniques, all well integrated, on a topic of large scope and significance. The entire enterprise is watched over by an acute, curious, lively mind in notable equilibrium and equanimity, bringing the research to life, fereting out the implications of widely scattered and apparently disparate facts, and reaching many new, significant, and well founded conclusions."

James Lockhart, University of California, Los Angeles

"By far the most original on its subject, this book will become a landmark study in Latin American history."

David Rock, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The scope and depth of Moya's research are impressive...His imaginative use of sources and evidence and lively, frequently entertaining prose make this a stimulating, satisfying, and ascinating study...This is scholarship that is meticulous, well-reasoned, and highly original."

Ida Altman, University of New Orleans

"One of the truly first-rate studies in the vast migration literature—an authentic tour-de-force."

William Douglass, University of Nevada, Reno

The Americas

Moya's book is an instant classic, a must-read for all students of human migrations anywhere. For this reviewer, at least, it also means Back To The OlD Drawing-Board.