out of the US Census bureau -- maybe even online. Also, there's a state department that tracks demographics. I'll root about a bit and see what I can find. Also, when Prop 187 was on the ballot, the B of A did a study on the economic effects of immigration. Are you looking for something more particular?

Posted by: Ann at December 4, 2002 05:56 PM

There are some passages in "Two Years Before the Mast" that might be useful. The main conclusion was that if white people ever move to California, they will make the place into a paradise.

Posted by: Tom Elliott at December 5, 2002 06:31 AM

Tom Sowell's book "The Economics and Politics of Race" has a fair amount on Chinese migration to Cal. and the long term effects

Posted by: buck lyon at December 6, 2002 11:34 AM

Try-
"Entry Denied" by Sucheng Chan
"Mexican Workers and American Dreams" by Camille Guerin-Gonzalez
"Filipinos in California" by Loraine Crouchett
"The 4th Wave: California's Newest Immigrants" by Thomas Muller
"Shifting Borders" by Kent Ono and John Sloop
"Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression" by Douglas Monroy

Posted by: David Wysocki at December 7, 2002 07:13 PM

David Rieff's book Los Angeles, Capital of the Third World, mentions (from memory) several books on the subject, in the text and the bibliography (or reading list).

Posted by: liz feizkhah at December 7, 2002 10:09 PM

One of the most interesting sources are sea maps of the California coast published by either a map company or the government. The descriptions of land in the original state and of the indians living there, their diets, their habits are told in plain words with few adjectives. NO PC bullshit.

I learned a lot one morning in a cabin.

Posted by: Howard Veit at December 8, 2002 07:03 PM
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