ERIC Number: ED099152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns of Spanish Emigration to the New World (1493-1580). Special Studies No. 34.
The four periods discussed in this publication cover the patterns of Spanish emigration to the New World, mainly on the regional level and in terms of percentages. The effects of this emigration on the various Spanish American dialects are discussed. In the initial period (1493-1519), the largest single group, in every year and on all major expeditions, were the Andalusians, of whom over 78 percent came from the two provinces of Sevilla (58 percent) and Huelva (20 percent). In the second period (1520-1539), the conquests on the mainland greatly increased the number of destinations the emigrant could elect. During this period, Mexico failed in only one year (1527) to attract over 50 percent of the emigrants. A chain of 4 provinces (Sevilla, Badajoz, Caceres, Toledo, Salamanca, and Valladolid) accounted for slightly over half of all emigrants to the New World, with Seville furnishing one out of every six men and half of all the women. In later periods (1540-1559 and 1560-1579), there was a sharp reduction in the proportional emigration to Santo Domingo, Central America, and the Rio de la Plata; Mexico, Peru, Chile, and the Nuevo Reino de Granada were emerging as almost invariable destinations. Between 1560 and 1579, roughly three out of every four emigrants came from the southern half of the Peninsula and 28.5 percent were women. (NQ)
Descriptors: American History, Demography, Ethnic Origins, Land Settlement, Language Patterns, Latin American Culture, Mexican Americans, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data, Western Civilization
Council on International Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, 107 Townsend Hall, Buffalo, New York 14214 (Special Studies No. 34; $2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Council on International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Spain