American Ethnic Geography


A Selected Bibliography of the
Ethnic and Cultural Geography of the
United States and Canada


| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |


LOUISIANA/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FRENCH

Ancelet, Barry Jean; Edwards, Jay D.; and Pitre, Glen. Cajun Country. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Brasseaux, Carl A. The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life In Louisiana, 1765-1803. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.

________. "Four Hundred Years of Acadian Life in North America." Journal of Popular Culture 23 (1989): 3-23.

________. Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992.

Comeaux, Malcolm L. Atchafalaya Swamp Life: Settlement and Folk Occupations. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 1972.

________. "Cajuns in Louisiana." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 177-192. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

________. "The Cajun Barn." Geographical Review 79 (1989): 47-62.

Conrad, Glenn R., ed. The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1978.

Estaville, Lawrence. "Changeless Cajuns: Nineteenth-Century Reality or Myth?" Louisiana History 28 (1987): 117-140.

________. "Mapping the Cajuns." Southern Studies 25 (1986): 163-171.

________. "Mapping the Louisiana French." Southeastern Geographer 26 (1986): 90-113.

________. "The Louisiana French in 1900." Journal of Historical Geography 14 (1988): 341-359.

________. "The Louisiana-French Homeland." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 2 (Spring/Summer, 1993): 31-45.

________. "The Louisiana French Language in the 19th Century." Southeastern Geographer 30 (1990): 107-120.

________. "Were the 19th-Century Cajuns Geographically Isolated?" Geoscience and Man 25 (1988): 85-95.

Farrell, Megan. "French Vernacular Homes of Acadiana: An Overview." Material Culture 23, no. 3 (Fall, 1991): 47-58.

Harris, Richard Cole. "France in North America." In North America: The Historical Geography of a Changing Continent, ed. Robert D. Mitchell and Paul A. Groves, 65-92. Totawa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1987.

________. "French Landscapes in North America." In The Making of the American Landscape, ed. Michael P. Conzen, 63-79. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Johnson, C. "Missouri-French Houses: Some Relict Features of Early Settlement." Pioneer America 6, no. 2 (July, 1974): 1-11.

Johnson, Hildegard Binder. "French Canada and the Ohio Country: A Study in Early Spatial Relationship." Canadian Geographer 12 (1958): 1-10.

Jordan, Terry G. "Antecedents of the Long-Lot in Texas." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 64 (1974): 70-86.

Kniffen, Fred B. "The Lower Mississippi Valley: European Settlement, Utilization and Modification." Geoscience and Man 27 (1990): 3-34.

Louder, Dean R. and LeBlanc, Michael. "The Cajuns of East Texas." Cahiers de Geographie du Quebec 23 (1979): 317-330.

Oszuscik, Philippe. "Comparisons Between Rural and Urban French Creole Housing." Material Culture 26, no. 3 (1994): 1-36.

________. "French Creoles on the Gulf Coast." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 136-156. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

________. "French Creole Housing on the Gulf Coast: The Early Years." Pioneer America Society Transactions 6 (1983): 49-?

Post, Lauren C. Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1962.

Rushton, William Faulkner. The Cajuns: From Acadia to Louisiana. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1979.

Trépanier, Cécyle. "The Catholic Church in French Louisiana: An Ethnic Institution?" Journal of Cultural Geography 7, no. 1 (1986): 59-75.

________. "The Cajunization of French Louisiana: Forging a Regional Identity." Geographical Journal 157 (1991): 161-171.

West, Robert. "The Term 'Bayou' in the United States: A Study in the Geography of Place Names." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 44 (1954): 63-74.




IRISH and SCOTCH-IRISH AMERICANS

Brunger, Alan G. "Distribution of Scots and Irish in Upper Canada, 1851-1871." Canadian Geographer 34 (1990): 250-258.

Clarke, John, and Macleod, Peter U. "Concentration of Scots in Rural Southern Ontario, 1851-1901." Canadian Cartographer 11, no. 2 (1974): 107-113.

Coffey, Brian. "The Irish, English, and Scots in Ontario." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 44-59. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Cousens, . "The Regional Pattern of Emigration During the Great Irish Famine, 1846-51." Institute of British Geographers, Transactions and Papers 28 (1960): 119-134.

Elliott, Bruce S. Irish Migrants in the Canadas: A New Approach. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1988.

Evans, E. Estyn. "The Scotch-Irish in the New World: An Atlantic Heritage." Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 35 (1965): 39-49.

________. "The Scotch-Irish: Their Cultural Adaptation and Heritage in the American Old West." In Essays in Scotch-Irish History, ed. E.E.R. Green, 69-86. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969.

Fallows, Marjorie R. Irish Americans: Identity and Assimilation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: , 1979.

Greeley, Andrew M. The Irish Americans. New York: , 1981.

Houston, Cecil J. and Smyth, William J. "The Geography of Irish Emigration to Canada." Familia 2, no. 4 (1988): 7-20.

________. "Irish Emigrants to Canada: Whence they Came." In The Untold Story: The Irish in Canada, Vol. 1, eds. R. O'Driscoll and Lorna Reynolds, 27-35. Toronto: Celtic Arts of Canada, 1988.

________. Irish Emigration and Canadian Settlement: Patterns, Links, and Letters. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990.

________. "The Ulster Legacy." Multiculturalism 1, no. 4 (1978): 9-12.

Jordan, Terry G. "The Origin of 'Motte' and 'Island' in Texas Vegetational Terminology." Southern Folklore Quarterly 36 (1972): 121-135.

Leyburn, James G. The Scotch-Irish. Chapel Hill, NC: , 1962.

Lockhart, Audrey. Some Aspects of Emigration from Ireland to the North American Colonies Between 1660 and 1775. New York: , 1976.

MacDonaugh, Oliver. "The Irish Famine Migration to the United States." Perspectives in American History 10 (1976): 355-446.

Mannion, John J. Irish Settlements in Eastern Canada: A Study of Cultural Transfer and Adaptation. Department of Geography, Research Publication No. 12. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1974.

Marston, S. A. "Neighborhood and Politics: Irish Ethnicity in 19th Century Lowell, Massachusetts." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 78 (1988): 414-432.

McCaffrey, Lawrence J. The Irish Diaspora in America. Bloomington, IN: , 1976.

Mitchell, R. "The Presbyterian Church as an Indicator of Westward Expansion in 18th Century America." Professional Geographer 18 (1966): 293-299.

Rehder, John B. "The Scotch-Irish and English in Appalachia." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 95-118. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Vinyard, Jo Ellen M. The Irish on the Urban Frontier. New York: , 1976.

Walsh, James B., ed. The Irish: America's Political Class. New York: , 1976.

Winsberg, Morton D. "Irish Settlement in the United States, 1850-1980." Eire-Ireland 20, no. 1 (1985): 7-14.

________. "The Suburbanization of the Irish in Boston, Chicago, and New York." Eire-Ireland 21, no. 3 (1986): 90-104.




SLAVIC AMERICANS

Czechs

Anderson, Timothy G. "Czech-Catholic Cemeteries in East-Central Texas: Material Culture and Ethnicity in Seven Rural Communities." Material Culture 25, no. 3 (Fall, 1993): 1-18.

Bicha, Karel D. "The Czechs in Wisconsin History." Wisconsin Magazine of History 53 (1970): ?.

Lynch, R. "Czech Farmers in Oklahoma." Economic Geography 20 (1944): 9-13.

Maresh, Henry R. "The Czechs in Texas." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 50 (1946-47): 236-240 and map.

Maresh, Henry R. and Hudson, Estelle. Czech Pioneers of the Southwest. Dallas: , 1934.

Rau, John E. "Czechs in South Dakota." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 285-306. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Roucek, Joseph S. The Czechs and Slovaks in America. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1967.

Skrabanek, . "The Influence of Cultural Backgrounds on Farming Practices in a Czech-American Rural Community." Southwestern Social Science Quarterly 31 (1951): 258-266.

Russians

Gibson, James R. Imperial Russia in Frontier America. New York: , 1976.

Hardwick, Susan Wiley. "A Geographical Interpretation of Ethnic Settlement in an Urban Landscape: Russians in Sacramento." California Geographer 19 (1979): 87-104.

Merriam, Willis B. "Historical Geography of Russian America." Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 3 (1937): 18-23.

Morris, Richard A. Old Russian Ways: Cultural Variation among Three Russian Groups in Oregon. New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1991.

Poles

Baker, T. Lindsay. The First Polish Americans: Silesian Settlements in Texas. College Station, TX: , 1979.

Bigelow, B. "Marital Assimilation of Polish-Catholic Americans: A Case Study in Syracuse, N.Y., 1940-1970." Professional Geographer 32 (1980): 431-438.

Carlyle, William J. "Farm Population in the Canadian Parkland." Geographical Review 79 (1989): 13-35.

Fox, Paul. The Poles in America. New York: Arno Press, 1970.

Schreuder, Yda. "The Impact of Labor Segmentation on the Ethnic Division of Labor and the Immigrant Residential Community: Polish Leather Workers in Wilmington, Delaware, in the Early Twentieth Century." Journal of Historical Geography 16 (1990): 402-424.

Schultz, Gwen. "Evolution of the Areal Patterns of German and Polish Settlement in Milwaukee." Erdkunde 10, no. 2 (1956): 136-141.

Starczewska, Maria. "The Historical Geography of the Oldest Polish Settlement in the United States." Polish Review 12 (1967): 11-40.

Ukrainians

Carlyle, William J. "Farm Population in the Canadian Parkland." Geographical Review 79 (1989): 13-35.

Gerus, O. W. and Rea, J. E. The Ukrainians in Canada. Canada's Ethnic Groups, Booklet No. 10. Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1985.

Goresky, Isidore. "Early Ukrainian Settlement in Alberta." In Ukrainians in Alberta, ed. Isidore Goresky et al., ?. Edmonton: Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta, 1975.

Kaye, Vladimir J. Early Ukrainian Settlements in Canada, 1895-1900. Toronto: University of Toronto Press for the Ukrainian Canadian Research Foundation, 1964.

Kuropas, Myron B. The Ukrainian Americans: Roots and Aspirations, 1884-1954. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Lehr, John C. "Changing Ukrainian House Styles." Alberta History 23 (1975): 25-29.

________. "Colour Preferences and Building Decoration among Ukrainians in Western Canada." Prairie Forum 6 (1981): 203-206.

________. "Folk Architecture in Manitoba: Mennonites and Ukrainians." Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 11, no. 2 (1986): 3-5.

________. "The Government and the Immigrant: Perspectives on Ukrainian Block Settlement in the Canadian West." Canadian Ethnic Studies 9, no. 2 (1977): ?.

________. "Kinship and Society in the Ukrainian Pioneer Settlement of the Canadian West." Canadian Geographer 29 (1985): 207-219.

________. "The Landscape of Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian West." Great Plains Quarterly 2, no. 2 (1982): 94-105.

________. "The Log Buildings of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada." Prairie Forum 5 (1980): 183-196.

________. "The Role of Clifford Sifton in Ukrainian Immigration to Canada, 1896-1905." Studia ucrainica 2 (1984): 225-236.

________. "Rural Settlement Behavior of Ukrainian Pioneers in Western Canada, 1891-1914." In Western Canadian Research in Geography: The Lethbridge Papers, ed. Brenton M. Barr, 51-66. Vancouver: Tantalus Research, 1975.

________. "Ukrainian Houses in Alberta." Alberta Historical Review 21, no. 4 (1973): 9-15.

________. "The Ukrainian Presence on the Prairies." Canadian Geographical Journal 97, no. 2 (1978): 28-33.

________. "The Ukrainian Sacred Landscape: A Metaphor of Survival and Acculturation." Material History Bulletin 29 (1989): 3-11.

________. "Ukrainian Vernacular Architecture in Western Canada." In Papers and Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 8-21. Ottawa: SSAC, 1981.

________. "Ukrainians in Western Canada." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 309-330. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Luciuk, Lubomyr Y. "Trouble all Around: Ukranian Canadians and Their Encounter with the Ukrainian Refugees of Europe, 1943-1951." Canadian Ethnic Studies 21, no. 3 (1989): 37-54.

Luciuk, Lubomyr Y. and Kordan, Bohdan S. Creating a Landscape: A Geography of Ukrainians in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989.

Palanuk, Agnes. The Ukrainians of North Dakota. Belfield, ND: North Dakota Ukrainian Pioneer Days Committee, 1974.

Parfitt, Gilbert. "Ukrainian Cottages." Architecture Canada 18 (1941): ?

Wends

Blasig, Anne. The Wends of Texas. Brownsville, TX: Springman-King Printing, Inc., 1981.

Engerrand, George C. The So-Called Wends of Germany and Their Colonies in Texas and Australia. Austin: University of Texas Publications, 1934.

Grider, Sylvia A. The Wendish Texans. San Antonio: , 1982.

Kretzmann, P. E. "The Early History of the Wendic Lutheran Colony in the State of Texas." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 3 (1930): 47-53.

Nielsen, George R. In Search of a Home: The Wends (Sorbs) on the Australian and Texas Frontier. Birmingham Slavonic Monographs No. 1, 1977.




ITALIAN AMERICANS

Belfiglio, Valentine J. The Italian Experience in Texas. Austin, TX: , 1983.

Cordasco, Francesco and Bucchioni, Eugene. The Italians: Social Backgrounds of an American Group. Clifton, NJ: , 1974.

Ets, Marie H. Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant. Minneapolis: , 1970.

Gallo, Patrick J. Ethnic Alienation: The Italian Americans. Rutherford, NJ: , 1974.

Gambino, Richard. Blood of my Blood. Garden City, NY: , 1974.

Hewes, Leslie. "Tontitown: Ozark Vineyard Center." Economic Geography 29 (1953): 125-143.

Iorizzo, Luciano J. The Italian-Americans. New York: , 1971.

Manyo, J. T. "Italian-American Yard Shrines." Journal of Cultural Geography 4 (1983): 119-125.

Raup, H. F. "The Italian-Swiss Dairymen of San Luis Obispo County, California." Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 1 (1935): 3-8.

________. "The Italian-Swiss in California." California Historical Society Quarterly 30, no. 4 (1951): 305-314.

Rolle, Andrew F. The American Italians. Belmont, CA: , 1972.

________. The Immigrant Upraised: Italian Adventures and Colonists in an Expanding America. Norman, OK: , 1968.




JEWISH AMERICANS

Bernheimer, Charles S., ed. The Russian Jew in the United States. Philadelphia: , 1905.

Blau, Joseph L. Judaism in America. Chicago: , 1976.

Cohen, George. The Jews in the Making of America. Boston: , 1924.

Feldman, Abraham J. The American Jew. New York: , 1937.

Fishman, Joshua A. Yiddish in America. Bloomington, IN: , 1965.

Fuchs, Lawrence H. The Political Behavior of American Jews. Glencoe, IL: , 1956.

Gittler, Joseph, ed. Jewish Life in the United States: Perspectives from the Social Sciences. New York: New York University Press, 1981.

Gordon, Albert L. Jews in Suburbia. Boston: , 1959.

Hertzberg, Arthur. The Jews in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Hirshler, Eric E. Jews from Germany in the U. S. New York: , 1955.

Katz, Yossi and Lehr, John C. "Jewish and Mormon Agricultural Settlement in Western Canada." Canadian Geographer 35 (1991): 128-142.

Mesinger, Jonathan S. and Lamme, Ary J., III. "American Jewish Ethnicity." In Ethnicity in Contemporary America: A Geographical Appraisal, ed. Jesse O. McKee, 145-168. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1985.

Newman, William M. and Halvorson, Peter L. "American Jews: Patterns of Geographic Distribution and Change, 1952-1971." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19 (1979): 183-193.

Ritterband, Paul. "The New Geography of Jews in North America." In New Insights on a Changing Jewish Community. New York: North American Jewish Data Bank and Council and Jewish Federations, 1986.

Sheskin, Ira M. "Jewish Metropolitan Homelands." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 2 (Spring/Summer, 1993): 119-132.

Yabbe, James. The American Jews. New York: , 1968.


| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |

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