History Department, University of Colorado at Boulder
Immigration to the Intermountain West: The Case of the Colorado
The paper discusses the immigrants who have come to Colorado from its beginnings as a territory in the 19th century to the present. It evaluates their effect on Colorado’s development and considers how immigration has changed from one period to the next and how it has not. In doing so, it enhances our understanding of how immigration has contributed to the nation’s growth as well as shed light on the current national debate over immigration.