chapter  4
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During the nineteenth century, international migration was greatly facilitated through advents in steamship technology and postal deliveries. Combined, the quality and quantity of information dissemination was accelerated and widened in geographic scope; potential migrants learned about conditions of distant lands and many of the “mysteries” of migration were dispelled. Likewise, employers of migrant work forces were able to cast their nets far and wide, to take advantage of the millions of people in search of better opportunities.