Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

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Sage Publications
The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.  

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In this encyclopedia, Bakken (California State U. at Fullerton) and Kindell (Iowa State U.) seek to provide broad coverage of the major historical, economic, and demographic issues of immigration and migration in the American West, from the arrival of the Native Americans to the present time. A little over 100 entries touch upon the key themes of American Indians, biography, cities and towns, economic change and war, ethnic and racial groups, immigration laws and policies, libraries, natural resources and events and laws, and the way west. The choice of material can sometimes seem a little arbitrary, for instance the entries on cities and towns provide much discussion of California and Montana communities and not one town in Oregon, but the text also includes many topics that are neglected in other works, such as the Iran-Iraq War and the migration of Iranian youth to California, Basque Americans, and the forced migration of anarchists. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781412905503
Branch Call Number: REF 304.878 ENCYC
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xxix, 848 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Notes: "A Sage reference publication."


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