Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration by Peter Brimelow

By Peter Brimelow

A provocative examine America's out-of-control immigration situation argues that the U.S. may still shut its doorways to immigrants, not less than quickly, with a view to continue monetary preeminence, social concord, and nationwide identification. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. journey.

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One was to sail directly west from Indonesia on the southeast trade winds; the other was to move north of the equator to catch the northeast trades, with the monsoon of the summer months providing an easy return. The northerly route was already known to mariners in Malaya and Sumatra, but the lack of evidence of Malagasy settlement in East Africa makes the southerly route seem more probable. 12 In any event, the Malagasy were the original settlers of Madagascar, and the Malagasy language is the dominant language on that island today, both for the those of Indonesian origin and for those whose ancestors migrated later from the African mainland.

That is, of course, precisely what Columbus did, and he already had the experience of a voyage to the Gold Coast and back to learn the wind patterns. From these beginnings, Africa continued as an important part of an Atlantic triangle. European mariners provided the technology, and European monarchs claimed the conquered territory in the New World, but it was African, not European, diseases that depopulated the American tropics, and, in any decade before the 1840s, it was Africans who provided the vast majority of migrants across the Atlantic.

From these beginnings, Africa continued as an important part of an Atlantic triangle. European mariners provided the technology, and European monarchs claimed the conquered territory in the New World, but it was African, not European, diseases that depopulated the American tropics, and, in any decade before the 1840s, it was Africans who provided the vast majority of migrants across the Atlantic. The depopulation of the humid tropics in the Americas began with smallpox, carried by illicit African slave imports to Hispaniola in 1517.

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