Since World War Two, migration of people within countries, from one country to another, and from outside Europe to the continent has been the rule rather than the exception. Peter Gatrell has produced a sweeping and engrossing history of these migrations: why they occurred, how host countries saw and see them, and why governments often found themselves caught between welcoming new arrivals that will stimulate economic activity and facing the hostility of voters. Given the reaction against newcomers in various European countries today, The Unsettling of Europe is a compelling, important, and timely read.
The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent
Published by Basic Books/Hachette