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The Resource Immigrants in the far West : historical identities and experiences, edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon

Immigrants in the far West : historical identities and experiences, edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon

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Immigrants in the far West : historical identities and experiences
Title
Immigrants in the far West
Title remainder
historical identities and experiences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a collection of essays showcasing cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that a new generation of scholars is bringing to the study of immigration in the American West. Often overlooked in general studies of immigration, the western United States has been and is an important destination for immigrants. The unique combination of ethnicities and races in the West, combined with political and economic peculiarities, has given the region an immigration narrative that departs significantly from that of the East and Midwest. This volume explores facets of this narrative with case studies that reveal how immigration in the American West has influenced the region's development culturally, economically, socially, and politically. Contributors offer historical narrative and theory to illuminate factors that have galvanized immigration and the ways that agency, cultural resources, institutions, and societal attitudes have shaped immigrant experiences. With chapters written by scholars from multiple fields, the book's interdisciplinary framework will make it of interest to readers from a variety of backgrounds"--
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Dewey number
305.9/06912078
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Embry, Jessie L.,
  • Cannon, Brian Q.,
  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
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  • Immigrants
  • West (U.S.)
  • Acculturation
  • Cultural pluralism
Label
Immigrants in the far West : historical identities and experiences, edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Project of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Immigrants and Colonists : Three Accounts of Mexican California / Brett Garcia Myhren -- Hell and Heaven on Wheels : Mormons, Immigrants, and the (Re)construction of American Progress and Masculinity on the Transcontinental Railroad / Ryan Dearinger -- Japanese Immigrants and the Dillingham Commission : Federal Immigration Policy and the American West / Katherine Benton-Cohen -- The Specter of Nations : Immigration, Gothicism, and Transnational Mimicry in Two Post-Revolutionary Mexican American Novels / D. Seth Horton -- Converting the Civilizing Mission : American Catholics, Mexican Immigrants, and the Taming of the West in the Early Twentieth Century / Anne M. Martínez -- "Something Fearful and Wonderful" : Immigrant Children, Americanization, and Public Education in Los Angeles, 1900-1929 / Eileen V. Wallis -- Locally Made : Immigrant Whiteness in Montana's Copper Communities / Matthew Basso -- Social Capital and Frontier Community Building : The Case of Immigrant Jews in Nineteenth-Century Los Angeles / Karen S. Wilson -- Greening the Silver Saloon : Building Irish Community in the Mining West / Michelle A. Charest -- "Saints in the Pit" : Mormon Colliers in Britain and the Intermountain West / Mindi Sitterud-McCluskey -- The Frontier Thesis in Transnational Migration : The U.S. West in the Making of Italy Abroad / Mark I. Choate -- Outlanders and Inlanders : Boer Colonization in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1902-1905 / Andrew Offenburger -- The Spatial Distribution of Hispanics in the Mountain West, 1970-2010 / J. Matthew Shumway -- Hispanic Mormon Immigrants in Provo, Utah / Jessie L. Embry and Meisha Slight
Control code
ocn909264778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 485 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607813811
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909264778
Label
Immigrants in the far West : historical identities and experiences, edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Project of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Immigrants and Colonists : Three Accounts of Mexican California / Brett Garcia Myhren -- Hell and Heaven on Wheels : Mormons, Immigrants, and the (Re)construction of American Progress and Masculinity on the Transcontinental Railroad / Ryan Dearinger -- Japanese Immigrants and the Dillingham Commission : Federal Immigration Policy and the American West / Katherine Benton-Cohen -- The Specter of Nations : Immigration, Gothicism, and Transnational Mimicry in Two Post-Revolutionary Mexican American Novels / D. Seth Horton -- Converting the Civilizing Mission : American Catholics, Mexican Immigrants, and the Taming of the West in the Early Twentieth Century / Anne M. Martínez -- "Something Fearful and Wonderful" : Immigrant Children, Americanization, and Public Education in Los Angeles, 1900-1929 / Eileen V. Wallis -- Locally Made : Immigrant Whiteness in Montana's Copper Communities / Matthew Basso -- Social Capital and Frontier Community Building : The Case of Immigrant Jews in Nineteenth-Century Los Angeles / Karen S. Wilson -- Greening the Silver Saloon : Building Irish Community in the Mining West / Michelle A. Charest -- "Saints in the Pit" : Mormon Colliers in Britain and the Intermountain West / Mindi Sitterud-McCluskey -- The Frontier Thesis in Transnational Migration : The U.S. West in the Making of Italy Abroad / Mark I. Choate -- Outlanders and Inlanders : Boer Colonization in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1902-1905 / Andrew Offenburger -- The Spatial Distribution of Hispanics in the Mountain West, 1970-2010 / J. Matthew Shumway -- Hispanic Mormon Immigrants in Provo, Utah / Jessie L. Embry and Meisha Slight
Control code
ocn909264778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 485 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607813811
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909264778

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