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Oral History

Stepan Serdiukov, “Remembering the Old Neighborhood in Chicago: Residential Desegregation, White Ethnic Revival, and the Politics of Oral History”

As a graduate student, I became fascinated by spatial history and immigration during the Progressive Era. I wanted to understand how recent immigrants living in large cities in this era described their surroundings, and wondered what these descriptions would reveal…

Elizabeth Venditto with Erika Lee, “Immigrant Stories: New Ways of Preserving and Teaching Immigration History”

How can we include the first-hand experiences of the most recent immigrants and refugees in our teaching? How can we directly engage students in the creation and analysis of new immigrant narratives? How do we preserve and teach immigration history…