European Immigrants in the American West: Community Histories / Edition 1

European Immigrants in the American West: Community Histories / Edition 1

by Frederick C. Luebke, University of New Mexico Center for the American West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826319920

ISBN-13: 9780826319920

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, immigrants from Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Germany, England, and other European countries settled all across the American West. This collection of essays explores the rural and urban settlement patterns of these groups, their comparative histories, and the maintenance of their communities. Europeans came to

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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, immigrants from Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Germany, England, and other European countries settled all across the American West. This collection of essays explores the rural and urban settlement patterns of these groups, their comparative histories, and the maintenance of their communities. Europeans came to the West from all directions via both coasts and Mexico. Luebke provides tables illustrating the distribution of foreign-born persons in the West and first- and second-generation immigrants by country of origin in the region.

In addition to the volume editor, contributors include Henry Warner Bowden, Robert C. Ostergren, Dean L. May, David M. Emmons, Dino Cinel, William Toll, Anna Zellick, Carol K. Coburn, Josef J. Barton, and Royden K. Loewen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826319920
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Series:
Historians of the Frontier and American West Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Southwestern Indians, Spanish Missions1
2Prairie Bound: Migration Patterns to a Swedish Settlement on the Dakota Frontier15
3Fleeing Babylon: The English Mormon Migration to Alpine, Utah33
4Irish Miners: From the Emerald Isle to Copper Butte49
5Italians in San Francisco: Patterns of Settlement65
6The Origins of an Ethnic Middle Class: The Jews of Portland in the Nineteenth Century75
7Safe and Steady Work: The Irish and the Hazards of Butte91
8Childhood Memories of South Slavic Immigrants in Red Lodge and Bearcreek, Montana, 1904-1943109
9Italians in San Francisco: The Second Generation123
10Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender: The Women of Block, Kansas, 1868-1940129
11Land, Labor, and Community in Nueces: Czech Farmers and Mexican Laborers in South Texas, 1880-1930147
12Steinbach and Jansen: A Tale of Two Mennonite Towns, 1880-1900161
Select Bibliography179
Index187
Contributors195
Permissions197

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