By Dr. Arianne Ishaya
The specified kinfolk histories take the reader to the realm at huge from the place the contributors of this dispersed refugee state have come jointly to shape the Turlock-Modesto colony within the heartland of California. It includes poignant debts of a those that began with modest beginnings; yet whether or not they got here as penniless hopefuls looking for farmland, or traumatized refugees from the center East, they labored difficult and have been in a position to determine themselves as a solid or even well-to-do a part of the Turlock-Modesto community.
Changes within the heritage of this immigrant enclave are traced within the context of the industrial and political upheavals within the center East the place the refugees got here from in addition to the commercial growth and bust cycles within the important California valley. This e-book files the mutual interplay among the zone and its population. the city formed the constitution of the neighborhood as an entire up to the neighborhood formed the nature of the town.
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Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places: ASSYRIANS in the California Heartland 1911 - 2010 by Dr. Arianne Ishaya