The saga of Armenian immigrants connects them to the American mainstream. The primary focus of the book is to reveal a kaleidoscope viewing time frames of their experience in creating a diaspora worldwide. Another further motivation is to add further information about them. Drawing parallels between Armenians with other ethnic and racial groups is essential. The history of the Armenians goes back to antiquity when their coexistence was dominated by cogent empires. By the dawn of the twentieth century, the extirpation of Armenians and other ethnic groups was a policy of the Ottoman Turkish regimes. Those victims, who survived and others from earlier massacres in the 1890s, left their ancestral land. Subsequently, their plight was intertwined with the masses of immigrants from other lands seeking freedom and security. The Armenian experience is a manifestation of history, like other immigrants, which solidified them to the story of American civilization.
A Kaleidoscope of Armenian Immigration to America, Origins of a Modern Diaspora, Gary A. Kulhanjian (softcover)