Galveston: Ellis Island of Texas

@article{Hardwick2003GalvestonEI,
  title={Galveston: Ellis Island of Texas},
  author={S. Hardwick},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Geography},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={69 - 91}
}
  • S. Hardwick
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Journal of Cultural Geography
The isolated windswept port of Galveston, located on the Texas Gulf Coast, served as the entry point for tens of thousands of immigrants from many parts of the world between 1850 and 1920. This paper maps, analyzes, and compares the ethnic/racial geography of this "Ellis Island of Texas" using a triangulation of ethnographic methods to understand more about (1) the settlement of particular groups on the island between 1850 and 1920; (2) the relationships between diverse foreign–born and native… Expand
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