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Notable Recent Works on Trafficking and Migration: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jessica R. Pliley This bibliography accompanies Dr. Pliley’s article on the intersection of scholarship on intimate labor and migration in the IEHS newsletter. Since there has been much significant work in the area, she has selected particularly notable publications…

Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola
Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola

Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola

Christopher Capozzola’s Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century provides a stunning analysis of U.S.-Philippine 20th century relations, and it does so through the prism of the military and migration. This book…

Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman
Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman

Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman

Jana Lipman’s In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates is a breathtaking contribution to immigration and ethnic history. Just behind the forgotten news headlines of the 1970s—which turned Vietnamese refugees into passive victims and media spectacles that symbolized U.S.…

Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong
Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong

Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong

After painstakingly building a wall of laws to exclude Asian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, how and why did the U.S. repeal exclusion of Asians in the mid-twentieth century? That’s the question Jane Hong unpacks with great skill and…

Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer
Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer

Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer

In this elegantly written book, Lucy Salyer uses the 1867 Fenian Revolt and the international crisis it provoked to explore a little-known episode in the history of expatriation. With great skill and nuance, Salyer traces the diplomatic and legal crisis…

Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read
Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read

Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read

In June 2020, as COVID-19 ravaged New York City leaving no community, neighborhood, and apartment building untouched, including my own, I opened a large cardboard box and held my book in my hands for the first time. Threat of Dissent:…

International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again
International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again

International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again

On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order[1] requiring international students at institutions of higher education to enroll in face-to-face classes for the fall semester or return to their home countries. Rescinded a week…

IEHS Board statement in support of the George Floyd demonstrations and #BlackLivesMatter

We, the scholars of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, express our outrage over the murders and police killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor among countless others. We condemn the underlying forces of white supremacy and state…

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…

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