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Description - Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West by Gordon Morris Bakken

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West. The Encyclopedia provides a complete and definite history of racial and ethnic groups that populated the American West, those states west of the 100th meridian. The volumes cover the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of native American tribes, African Americans and the often underreported role of women in the West's development. Key features and benefits include: - illustrations, maps and photos from international archives; - bilbiographical entires detailing the settling of the American West; - unique coverage of the migration of native American tribes; - discussion of the role of African Americans in the development of the American West; - focus on women in the migration and immigraton of the American West. Key themes: - American Natives - Biographies - Cities and Towns - Economic Change and War - Ethnic and Racial Groups - Immigration Laws and Policies - Libraries - Natural Resources Events and Laws - The Way West The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West is a unique addition to any academic or public library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412905503
ISBN-10: 1412905508
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 944
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gordon Morris Bakken

Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, Founding Vice President and a Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, former Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians, Series Editor of The Legal History of North America for the University of Oklahoma Press, Editor of Law in the Western United States (2000) for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a member of the editorial boards of Western Legal History and Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He is editor of California Legal History, the journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Professor Bakken earned his B.S. (1966), M.S. (1967), Ph.D.(1970), and J.D.(1973) at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author/editor of sixteen books, forty-one articles, sixteen book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and numerous reviews. He is co-author with Brenda Farrington of Learning California History (1999), Harlan Davidson, Inc. and the six-volume work, The American West (2000), Garland Publishing, Inc. He has held twelve research grants including the Russell Sage Residency Fellowship in Law, two American Bar Foundation Fellowships, and the Bradley Fellowship at the Montana Historical Society. Professor Bakken has been the Theta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor on the CSU, Fullerton campus since 1982. Professor Bakken teaches Westward Movement, Women of the American West, Women and American Law, American Legal and Constitutional History, The Development of American Law, American Military Heritage, Historical Thinking, Historical Writing, Historical Editing, California History, Real Estate and Land Use Law, Principles of Real Estate, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Collective Bargaining as well as survey courses in American History. Alexandra Kindell, doctoral candidate at Iowa State University and adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton. Her research and teaching interests are agricultural and Rural History, Women's History, and Twentieth-Century U.S. Social History.

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