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

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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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Southwestern Indians, Spanish Missions 1
2 Prairie Bound: Migration Patterns to a Swedish Settlement on the Dakota Frontier 15
3 Fleeing Babylon: The English Mormon Migration to Alpine, Utah 33
4 Irish Miners: From the Emerald Isle to Copper Butte 49
5 Italians in San Francisco: Patterns of Settlement 65
6 The Origins of an Ethnic Middle Class: The Jews of Portland in the Nineteenth Century 75
7 Safe and Steady Work: The Irish and the Hazards of Butte 91
8 Childhood Memories of South Slavic Immigrants in Red Lodge and Bearcreek, Montana, 1904-1943 109
9 Italians in San Francisco: The Second Generation 123
10 Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender: The Women of Block, Kansas, 1868-1940 129
11 Land, Labor, and Community in Nueces: Czech Farmers and Mexican Laborers in South Texas, 1880-1930 147
12 Steinbach and Jansen: A Tale of Two Mennonite Towns, 1880-1900 161
Select Bibliography 179
Index 187
Contributors 195
Permissions 197
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