Brian Gratton

Arizona State University

Research Initiative:

Brian Gratton, professor of history at Arizona State University, will write a book describing the experience of a wide range of immigrant groups to the United States from 1850 to 2000. Using census data to trace the progress of ethnic groups over three generations, Gratton will search for possible ethnic differences in family structure, intermarriage, geographic settlement, and socioeconomic success. His preliminary analysis challenges the commonly held view that the most recent wave of Asian and Latino immigrants are not faring as well as earlier European immigrants.


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