From All Points: America's Immigrant West, 1870s-1952

Front Cover
Indiana University Press, 2007 - 598 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

At a time when immigration policy is the subject of heated debate, this book makes clear that the true wealth of America is in the diversity of its peoples. By the end of the 20th century the American West was home to nearly half of America's immigrant population, including Asians and Armenians, Germans and Greeks, Mexicans, Italians, Swedes, Basques, and others. This book tells their rich and complex story—of adaptation and isolation, maintaining and mixing traditions, and an ongoing ebb and flow of movement, assimilation, and replenishment. These immigrants and their children built communities, added to the region's culture, and contended with discrimination and the lure of Americanization. The mark of the outsider, the alien, the nonwhite passed from group to group, even as the complexion of the region changed. The region welcomed, then excluded, immigrants, in restless waves of need and nativism that continue to this day.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Defining Themes The West Westerners
1
Western Immigrant Experiences
23
Laying the Groundwork
35
Copyright

37 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Elliott Robert Barkan is Professor Emeritus of History and Ethnic Studies at California State University. He is author of Our Multicultural Heritage: A Guide to America's Principal Ethnic Groups and And Still They Come: The Immigrant in American Society, 1920s-1990s. He lives in Corona, California.

Bibliographic information