JAEH Archive / Vol. 38, No. 2, Winter 2019

Journal of American Ethnic History

Vol. 38, No. 2, Winter 2019

Special issueHistoricizing the Present Immigration Moment

Table of Contents


“Refugees as You Call Them”: The Politics of Refugee Recognition in the Nineteenth-Century United States

By: Evan Taparata

Building the American Deportation Regime: Governmental Labor and the Infrastructure of Forced Removal in the Early Twentieth Century

By: Ethan Blue

Protesting Conditions Inside El Corralón: Immigration Detention, State Repression, and Transnational Migrant Politics in El Centro, California

By: Jessica Ordaz


Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America by Mark Padoongpatt

By: Dustin Wright

They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression by Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso, Russ Davidson

By: Lydia R. Otero

Declared Defective: Native Americans, Eugenics, and the Myth of Nam Hollow by Robert Jarvenpa

By: Mikaëla M. Adams

A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South by Stephanie Hinnershitz

By: Sarah Griffith

Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon by Phuong Tran Nguyen

By: Thuy Vo Dang

Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Meléndez

By: Robert C. McGreevey

Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C by Cameron Logan

By: Erin Krutko Devlin

Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 by Julio Capó Jr.

By: Eric Gonzaba

The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams

By: Elliott Young

Remaking the Rural South: Interracialism, Christian Socialism, and Cooperative Farming in Jim Crow Mississippi by Robert Hunt Ferguson

By: Peter Slade

Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine by Kelley Fanto Deetz

By: Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by James Q. Whitman

By: Nathan Stoltzfus