IEHS Online

Raymond Pun, “Making General Tso Halal: Eating at Chinese Muslim Restaurants in Queens”

In Flushing, Queens, Yi Lan Halal Restaurant serves several traditional Chinese dishes from Xinjiang Province, in northwest China. That province is home to diverse ethnic groups, including a significant number of Muslim Uyghurs. The menu at this Queens eatery, operated and…

Colin McConarty, “Immigrants, the 1920s, and New Deal Ideology”

Between 1880 and 1925, the United States government responded to nativism by restricting immigration for the first time. A professor at the University of Minnesota named Raymond Moley resisted this tide by calling for immigrants and native-born Americans to work…

Gráinne McEvoy, “Child Refugees: Our Present Informing Our Past”

In early 2015, I presented a paper to the annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, which discussed the American Catholic Bishops’ response to the ultimately unsuccessful 1939 Wagner-Rogers bill to admit 20,000 German children to the United States.…