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Bryan Winston, “Contesting Immigration Incarceration: How the Mexican Consulate in St. Louis Worked to Free Migrants”

On December 11, 1911, a court in Johnson County, Iowa found Enrique Betancourt guilty of larceny. A week later, he was incarcerated at the Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, sentenced for five years. Betancourt, who only arrived in the United States…

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…

Tyler Anbinder, “Moving Beyond Rags to Riches: Using Digital History to Uncover the Lost Stories of New York’s Famine Immigrants”

A new website, “Moving Beyond ‘Rags to Riches’: Using Digital History to Uncover the Lost Stories of New York’s Irish Famine Immigrants,” provides students and scholars at every level with easy access to thousands of primary source documents on the…

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…

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