Liners to America

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Millions of Americans have relatives who crossed the oceans in steamships.

Immigrants came in waves, many to find work in the United States, and others to escape upheavals in their own countries. Between 1880 and 1930, more than 27 million people made the journey from around the world. Ocean liners were filled in both directions, as millions also returned to their home countries. A much smaller number of businesspeople and leisure travelers crossed the oceans on steamships.