From All Points: America's Immigrant West, 1870s-1952 by Elliott Robert Barkan

By Elliott Robert Barkan

At a time whilst immigration coverage is the topic of heated debate, this e-book makes transparent that the genuine wealth of the USA is within the variety of its peoples. by means of the top of the twentieth century the yankee West was once domestic to just about 1/2 America’s immigrant inhabitants, together with Asians and Armenians, Germans and Greeks, Mexicans, Italians, Swedes, Basques, and others. This ebook tells their wealthy and complicated story—of variation and isolation, preserving and combining traditions, and an ongoing ebb and circulate of flow, assimilation, and replenishment. those immigrants and their young children outfitted groups, additional to the region’s tradition, and contended with discrimination and the trap of Americanization. The mark of the outsider, the alien, the nonwhite handed from crew to crew, while the complexion of the area replaced. The quarter welcomed, then excluded, immigrants, in stressed waves of desire and nativism that proceed to this day.

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