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National Insecurities

In the introduction of Deidre M. Moloney’s National Insecurities, the author analyzes U.S. immigration exclusion and deportation policy.  She argues that “the deportation policy has served as a social filter, by defining eligibility for citizenship in the United States and fundamentally shaping the subsequent composition of the American population.” She wants Read more…

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History 297

The Italian American Table

Simone Cinotto’s The Italian American Table : Food, Family, and Community in New York City argues that the Italian American food system in New York city is a model for understanding the different ways U.S. migrants and other racial groups used their own domesticities, commodities, and marketplaces to establish and reinvent their Read more…

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History in a New Millennium

In the chapter History in a New Millennium of Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography, the author, Jeremy D. Popkin, examines the myriad ways history is approached in the millennium. He breaks up this chapter in four subsections that explore how historical controversy, the Internet, non-textual representation of the Read more…

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Selling the East in the American South

In Asian Americans in Dixie, the author(s) explore the Bengali Muslim peddlers in the American east coast. The author(s) does mention the Punjabi migration on the west coast but focuses on the “South Asian America” on the east coast. The author(s) states that ” In the 1880s, Bengali Muslim peddlers Read more…

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A part and Apart & Nation of Migrants

Erika Lee’s A Part and Apart explores the history and field of Asian American immigration and migration to the US.  She argues that ” Asian exclusion laws had helped set…the United States into a ‘gatekeeping’ nation that would affect all immigrants.” Lee uses Jon Gjerde contribution to immigration history to state that Read more…

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“Trans-,” Less “National”, & Globalizing Migration Histories

In Mathew Jacobson’s More “Trans-,” Less “National”, the author explores the notion of “transnationalism” in immigration history.  Before Jacobson gets into the notion of “transnational” in immigration history, he refers to Oscar Handlin’s The Uprooted. The author states that The Uprooted is what made him conclude that “immigrants were American Read more…

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Immigrant Women

Donna Gabaccia’s Immigrant Women: Nowhere at Home?, explores the reasons why the studies of immigrant women are compiled in a myriad of interdisciplinary fields and independent disciplines. However, these fields and disciplines of immigrant women face more marginality and less visibility. To explain why this has happened Gabaccia goes through Read more…

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Hypen Nation

        Chapter one of Roots Too, Hyphen Nation explores the notion of ‘ethnicity’  and its effect on American culture over time. The author first uses the presidency of John F. Kennedy in demonstrating and glamorizing ‘ethnicity’ in the American society. The author states, “There was nothing “un-American” Read more…

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