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IEHS Members Encouraged to Sign-Up for Expert Witness Database at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

By Andy Urban and Elliott Young The United States is on track to incarcerate more immigrants this year for longer than ever before.  Women, men, children, infants, and entire families have been caught in the jaws of the immigrant detention…

Ashley Johnson Bavery, “Borderlands in North America: A Selective Bibliography”

This bibliography supplements a historiographical essay published in the summer 2018 issue of the Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter (available now to IEHS members and freely available online after a one-year delay). Conceptual Works Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New…

Alexander M. Stephens, “Wet Foot, Dry Foot: the Mariel boatlift and the dangerous persistence of memory”

In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration ended the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, closing a special path to legal resident status for Cubans. While often understood merely as a unique privilege, the policy was also an effort…

In 2017 IEHS scholars made history
In 2017 IEHS scholars made history

In 2017 IEHS scholars made history

In 2017, historians entered the fray. Immigration and ethnic history society scholars, especially, have been called to bring historical thinking and analysis to policy issues and public debates about immigration, citizenship, borders, white supremacy, and vulnerable and marginalized communities. Not…

Patrick Lacroix, “Refugee Soldiers, American Patriots: Canadians in the Quest for Independence”

In the spring of 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountains Boys surprised the small British garrison at Ticonderoga, a strategic point guarding the all-important hydrographic highway consisting of the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, and the Richelieu River in Canada.…

Stacy D. Fahrenthold, “Teaching Migrant and Refugee Histories in the Shadow of Trump”

There are numerous challenges facing historians of Middle Eastern migration at the moment. Trump’s promise to ban Muslims from travel to the United States has engendered an executive order that Trump’s administration variously claims is and is not a “ban.”…

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