The tide of immigration into Indiana, 1800-1920 : an overview : an honors thesis ([HONRS] 499)
This paper is an attempt to synthesize information dealing with foreign immigration and domestic migration into the state of Indiana. Although this “tide of immigration” did not reach its peak until approximately 1850, it is necessary to examine the period from roughly 1800 to 1920 to understand causes and trends. The United States Census Reports and specific highway routes used during this time span are the only readily available reference sources. Information regarding movements of different groups is sketchy and frequently nonexistent. Therefore, and exhaustive appraisal was not attempted; instead, several distinct aspects of immigration into Indiana have been selected for close examination.