From the Back Cover
"Provides a provocative description of how Westerners perceived their region as a racial frontier, an image that shaped their responses to immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. . . . Sheds much new light on their attitudes and actions, particularly in the two decades between 1910 and 1930."-Elliott Robert Barkan, author of And Still They Come: Immigrants and American Society, 1920 to the 1990s
"A valuable contribution to the literature of Western history and the history of immigration and ethnicity in the United States."-Jon Gjerde, author of The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 18301917
"A must-read for anyone interested in immigration history, and immigration policy, especially concerning the American West."-Walter Nugent, author of Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 18701914
About the Author
Frank Van Nuys is assistant professor of history at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.