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

From All Points

America's Immigrant West, 1870s-1952

Hardcover Published: 11th May 2007
ISBN: 9780253348517
Number Of Pages: 598

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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.

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An engaging and complex work, From All Points makes a persuasive case for the centrality of immigrants to the growth of the West.Autumn 2008--Frank Van Nuys "Western Historical Quarterly 39 "

Introduction: Defining Themes - The West, Westerners, and Whiteness
Prelude: Western Immigrant Experiences
Laying the Groundwork: Immigrants and Immigration Laws, Old and New, 1870s-1903
Immigrant Stories from the West
The Draw of the Late-Nineteenth-Century West
Where in the West Were They?
Targets of Racism: Chinese and Others on the Mainland and Hawai'i
The Scandinavians and Step Migration
The German Presence
Proximity of Homeland: The Mexicans
In the Year 1903
Foreshadowing Twentieth-Century Patterns
Opening and Closing Doors, 1903-1923
Immigrant Stories and the West in the 1900s
Who Came?
The Dillingham Commission and the West
The Continuing Evolution of Immigration and Naturalization Issues and Policies (Asians)
Miners, Merchants, and Entrepreneurs: Europeans Compete with Europeans (Greeks and Others)
Land, Labor, and Immigrant Communities: Hawai'i and the Mainland (Asians, Portuguese, Armenians, and Scandinavians)
Newcomers, Old and New (Italians, Basques, French, and Mexicans)
The First World War and Americanization
State and Federal Laws and Decisions, 1917-1920
The Early 1920s: Threshold of Momentous Changes
"Give me a bug, please": Restriction and Repatriation, Accommodation and Americanization, 1923-1941
A World of Peoples: The 1920s and 1930s
Demographic Trends: A Changing West and Changing Westerners
Institutionalizing the Quota System: 1924
Divided Yet Interlinked: The Rural West
Filipinos: The Newer Immigrant Wave Bridging the Rural and Urban West
Divided Yet Interlinked: The Urban West in the Interwar Years
Urban Landscapes and Ethnic Encounters
From "Reoccupation" to Repatriation: Mexicans in the Southwest between the Wars
Darker Turns during the Interwar Years: Workers and Refugees
Aliens and Race Issues on the Eve of the Second World War
Interwar or Interlude? Twilight and Dawn in the West
America's Dilemma: Races, Refugees, and Reforms in an Age of World War and Cold War, 1942-1952
Voices from America on the Eve of War
War: Against All Those of Japanese Descent
The Second World War's Other Enemy Aliens: Italians and Germans
The Homefront in Wartime: Preface to an Era of Change
Wartime and Postwar Agricultural Issues: Land, Labor, Growers, and Unions
Immigrants and Ethnics in the Postwar Years
The Cold War Heats Up: The Politics of Immigration, 1950-1952
Dora and the Harbinger of Coming Events
Looking Back on America's Immigrant West
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ISBN: 9780253348517
ISBN-10: 025334851X
Series: American West in the Twentieth Century
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 598
Published: 11th May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.49  x 4.83
Weight (kg): 1.06