By Gordon Morris Bakken, Alexandra S. Kindell
The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration within the American West presents even more than ethnic teams crossing the plains, touchdown at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume paintings makes the heritage of the yankee West a tremendous a part of the yank event. via sweeping entries, targeted biographies, neighborhood histories, financial company research, and demographic stories, this Encyclopedia provides the tapestry of the West and its inhabitants in the course of a variety of sessions of migration. the 2 volumes learn the settling of the West and comprise assurance of activities of yankee Indians, African americans, and the often-forgotten function of girls within the West's development.
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Concerned that blacks would aggravate the “ethnic problem” in Mexico and perhaps bothered by Macbeth’s predictions, President Alvaro Obregon issued an order barring most African Americans from entering Mexico. S. S. agencies reverse this action was rejected. The hope that blacks would go back to the soil also was unfulfilled. Only a handful of black families settled in the colony. The final blow came when an audit revealed that Hugh Macbeth was running up large debts and the colony was raising more drinking parties than crops.
Fortyfive percent of all Indians older than 25 years of age held high school diplomas, but only 16 percent had attended college, while less than 3 percent had more than four years of higher education. 5 percent.
Such activity in a city marked by political turmoil and frequent elections, coupled with the steady influx of African Americans into the city, has led to the view that the annexation of Watts into Los Angeles in 1926 was engineered by the Ku Klux Klan or other race-conscious groups to deny blacks a chance to govern a California city. However, Watts was only one of 34 areas that Los Angeles acquired in the 1920s, largely because it offered Owens Valley water. Blacks favored annexation by more than two to one in the election.
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