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Stacy D. Fahrenthold, “Teaching Migrant and Refugee Histories in the Shadow of Trump”

There are numerous challenges facing historians of Middle Eastern migration at the moment. Trump’s promise to ban Muslims from travel to the United States has engendered an executive order that Trump’s administration variously claims is and is not a “ban.”…

Hidetaka Hirota, “No Frontiers but Those of Humanity Itself: Immigration Reform in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts”

One of the most important developments in modern America is the widening gap between citizens and noncitizens. Citizenship status in many ways determines the rights and privileges of people in the United States today. But in the nineteenth century the…

Carl Lindskoog, “Writing Refugee History Amidst an Historic Refugee Crisis”

It was Tuesday, February 7. My four-year-old son and I were racing down Grand Central Parkway in Queens toward JFK airport. We were on our way to what we hoped would be a first meeting with a Syrian refugee family…

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