History 297

Irish American and No Lamps

Kevin Kenny’s “Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography,” explores the historiography of Irish American history. Kenny begins his article in 1988, when Kerby Miller had just published his novel, Emigrants and Exiles. The author sees novel as the “most influential work of Irish America history ever written.” He writes that Read more…

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History 297

Pegler-Gordon Reviews

In the reviews on Anna Pegler-Gordon’s In Sight of America: Photography and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy, the author(s) examine the impact and use of photography in U.S. immigration policy through Pegler-Gordon’s book. However, each review looks at this impact and use from a different perspective and understanding. In Read more…

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History 297

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 297

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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History 297

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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