National Insecurities

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National Insecurities National Insecurities by Deirdre Moloney is a historical analysis on U.S immigration laws and policy in the United States. Moloney starts out by arguing how U.S deportation policy was a way for the United States to pick and choose what immigrants they wanted in their country. She relates this as a “social filter” …

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Italian-American Table

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Italian-American Table The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City by Simone Cinotto discusses the role food had in the development of Italian American’s identities. Cinotto shows how food was commonly used to represent Italian Americans collective identity as well as a way to assert their cultural and political claims in …

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History a New Millennium

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History a New Millennium Chapter seven History in a New Millennium of Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography by Jeremy D. Popkin discusses how history is studied in the millennium. The chapter is broken into four sections, which are a historical controversy to end the millennium, history in the Internet era, history beyond the …

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Nation of Migrants, Historians of Migration and A part and Apart: Asian American and Immigration History

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Nation of Migrants, Historians of Migration Nation of Migrants, Historians of Migration by Adam Goodman examines this nation of immigrants myth in showing the growth of the term migration over immigration. Goodman discusses how this idea of nation of immigrants has always been seen as European immigrants. Historians have constantly left out non-European immigrants when …

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More “Trans-,” Less “National” and Globalizing Migration Histories

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More “Trans-,” Less “National” More “Trans-,” Less “National” by Matthew Frye Jacobson discuses transnationalism in its relation to U.S immigration. He refers to Oscar Handlin’s The Uprooted in explaining how transnationalism creates a “national framework” in understanding immigration. He continues to use this “national framework” to argue how it can hinder historians in placing the …

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The Invention of Ethnicity in the United States and Race, Nation, Culture in Recent Immigration Studies

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The Invention of Ethnicity in the United States Invention of Ethnicity in the United States discusses how ethnicity has become an important understanding in studying the process of immigrant adaptation. The authors argue that ethnicity is an “invention” because it is constantly adapting to the changing realities within the culture and in society outside of …

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