Peopling Indiana, the Ethnic Experience; by Robert M. Taylor, Jr. and Connie A. McBirney; Hardcover; 703 pp; 8.5x11; Published: 1996, Reprint 2009; ISBN: 9780871951120; Item # IHS016
Peopling Indiana: The Ethnic Experience includes essays by academics, professionals from a variety of fields and lay people on such diverse Hoosier ethnic groups as African Americans, Canadians, Chinese, English/Welsh, French, Germans, Greeks, Hispanics, Irish, Italians, Jews, Native Americans, Poles, Scandinavians, Scots, Slovaks, Southeast Asians, South Slavs, Swiss, and others.
The is a big beautiful book, of interest to anyone with Indiana ancestry.
Between 1820 and 1975, approximately 47 million people came to the United States as immigrants. In 1850, the five largest groups of foreign born within Indiana came from Germany, Ireland, England, Canada and France. Today, the Mexican and Asian-born peoples rival the Germans for being the largest ethnic group in the state. Peopling Indiana is the comprehensive history and analysis of these migration waves and their cultural, social, economic, and political impact on Indiana. -- Midwest Book Review