- Immigrants Studying for Naturalization, 1937
- Immigrating by Steamer, ca. 1901
- Why Move to Iowa?
- Immigrant Transportation
- Iowa Land for Sale
- The Icarians
- Czechoslovakians Come to Iowa
- Immigrants Adjust to New Lives
- Variety of Immigrants Come to Iowa
- Dutch Immigrate to Iowa
- A Legacy Continues
- Iowans Became Aware of Diverse Cultures
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A Promise Called Iowa
I think it made Iowans aware that there were other people and faces in the world. We sort of knew that, but not at a gut level. And I think all ethnic groups tend to build on the experiences of other ethnic groups that come. The native population learns. We build agencies. We set up bureaucracies. We start taking a position on whether this is good or bad that we bring these people in. And so the fact that you had this generation's arrival of newcomers in the mid-‘70s really enabled Iowa to attract other newcomer groups later on. And I'm one to believe we do not have enough diversity yet in this state. Because despite all the discussion about new groups—whether they are refugees or immigrants—you know, we're still about 95 percent white.
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