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Patrick Lacroix, “Refugee Soldiers, American Patriots: Canadians in the Quest for Independence”

In the spring of 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountains Boys surprised the small British garrison at Ticonderoga, a strategic point guarding the all-important hydrographic highway consisting of the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, and the Richelieu River in Canada.…

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.”…

S. Deborah Kang, “The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954”

S. Deborah Kang, The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). In December 2014, I visited Friendship Park/El Parque de la Amistad, San Diego-Tijuana, to take photos for my…

Jessica Lee, “Did Immigrants Cheer a National Tragedy? How Rumors Become Immigration Policy”

In early September at the turn of the century, while shocked Americans mourned a national tragedy, immigrants in New Jersey celebrated in the streets. This isn’t just the fantasy President Trump swears he witnessed on television (despite all evidence to…

Ellen Engseth, “Resources for you at the IHRC Archives”

I am happy to share with you about the resources at the IHRC Archives available for your work on im/migration and ethnic history, including some funding opportunities. The Immigration History Research Center Archives (aka IHRCA, or IHRC Archives) is a…

Carly Goodman, “Debating diversity: The Diversity Visa lottery and the 2016 election”

Last summer I volunteered at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where the program’s embrace of diversity showcased the best of America. Speakers, delegates, and attendees were women, people of color, people of different gender identities and sexual orientations, disabled people,…

Julie Weise, “2016: The year nativism conquered the South”

Editor’s Note: Periodically, the blog features contributions by this year’s IEHS award winners to give our readers a sense of ongoing scholarship debates in Immigration and Ethnic History and related fields. In April 2016 IEHS awarded Julie Weise Honorable Mention for the Theodore…

Adam Mendelsohn, “No business like the clothing business: how I came to write The Rag Race”

Editor’s Note: Periodically, the blog features contributions by this year’s IEHS award winners to give our readers a sense of ongoing scholarship debates in Immigration and Ethnic History and related fields. In April 2016 IEHS awarded Adam Mendelsohn the First Book Award for…

Call for Blog Posts AND Grad Student Blog Competition – Deadline Extended to 11/26!

Calling all immigration historians! I am renewing our call to send us your blog posts for consideration for publication on the IEHS blog. Many of us have been thinking actively about the role of migration in the 2016 election and its…

Megan Asaka, “Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape”

Editor’s Note: Periodically, the blog features contributions by this year’s IEHS award winners to give our readers a sense of ongoing scholarship debates in Immigration and Ethnic History and related fields. In April 2016 IEHS awarded Megan Asaka the Outstanding Dissertation Award.…

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