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Beatrix Hoffman, “Pandemic Reading: 10 Books on Health and Immigration History”

The covid-19 pandemic has fueled racism and xenophobia, echoing past pandemics. Beatrix Hoffman has compiled a reading list on U.S. immigration, public health, and the history of medicine to help make sense of our current moment. Below are 10 must-read…

Emiliano Aguilar Jr., “’Many people opted to leave’: The Repatriation Movement in East Chicago, Indiana”

When I talked to him on the phone, Frederick Maravilla was ninety-nine years old, and was a captivating storyteller. I sat at the kitchen table in my studio apartment, listening to stories of his eventful life growing up in a…

Samuel J. Klee, “Childlike Cultivators? Catholicism and Latinx Migrants in Chesterfield, Missouri, 1951-1965”

What’s a priest to do when his flock is unfree? Fr. John F. Godfrey, a mid-twentieth century priest at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, ministered to farmworkers at the Hellwig Brothers’ Farm. During World War II, the Hellwigs and…

Call for submissions: 5th Annual IEHS Grad Student Blog Competition Due November 22, 2019

Call for submissions: Do you want to showcase your research and win $100? Enter the Immigration and Ethnic History Graduate Student Blog Competition, due Friday, November 22, 2019. Recognizing the need to bring critical and evidence-based knowledge to public conversations on timely issues,…

Carolina Ortega & Bryan Winston, “Mexican Consulates and the Negotiation of Inequality in the 20th Century”

In 1930 the Mexican consul in New York City wrote to the Secretaría General del Estado in Mexico City to inform the Mexican government of the upcoming Mexican Independence Day celebrations that would take place in the city. According to…

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