Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Robert C. Root

First Committee Member

Luther Shark

Second Committee Member

G. A. Warner


The question of immigration has always been a part of American thought. It is often said that all Americans are immigrants; that the only real American is the Indian. But this assertion is open to argument as the anthropologist tells us that the Indian is but the descendant of some other race which came to these shores thousands of years ago.

Be that as it may, the fact remains that this country is peopled by representatives of many races and nationalities, many of whom were born in a foreign land.

In this study of Mexican immigration, the subject has been prefaced by a general survey of immigration to America from the beginning of the colonial period to the present time, in order that the reader, as well as the writer, may acquire a better understanding of the main theme.



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