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Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, “From Repatriation to Deportation Nation: A Century of Mexico-US Migration”

The following entry emerges from my preparations to write the foreword to the English translation of Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso’s Que se queden allá. El gobierno de México y la repatriación de mexicanos de Estados Unidos 1934–1940 (English: Let them stay there: The…

Kevin Kenny, “Insiders and Outsiders in Nineteenth-Century American Immigration History”

When we distinguish between immigrants and native-born Americans today, citizenship provides a firm dividing line. Everyone born within the national territory is a citizen of the United States (with the exception of the children of foreign diplomats). People born abroad…

Patrick Lacroix, “The Transplantation of French Canada: A Challenge to Immigration History”

“The old English stock of the Bay State seems to have its power of assimilating other people taxed to the utmost,” lamented a writer for Boston’s Daily Globe in the winter of 1889. “We have thus rapidly developing among us,” added Egbert…

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