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Irish American and Asian American Historiography

The ways in which migrant history is written depends on the people who are being researched. Historiography on Irish migrants is larger than on Asian American migrants. Reasons for this include the time in which the studies of these people happened; Irish heritage and ancestor study was very popular for white Americans while Asian AmericanRead more Continue reading »

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Pegler-Gordon Reviews

Anna Pegler-Gordon looks at how photography had been used to visualize race. Pegler-Gordon uses the early photography of Chinese immigrants to show this. The use of photography and medical examinations were two ways to restrict people from the United States. For it was only the non-European immigrants at Angel Island and on the Mexican-US borderRead more Continue reading »

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National Insecurities

Immigration concerns involving policy, national origins, civil liberties, and nation security intensified after September 11, 2001. From this, immigration has now been the number one topic each election and governmental change or decision pertaining to immigrants is met with some form of backlash and response. Implementing policies and laws is confusing because many compete orRead more Continue reading »

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Forming the Italian American Table

The Italian portrayal on television shows tight knit family units made up of a head patriarch, father figure and his wife and companion mother figure who provide for the extended family and close relations through support and food. Food in the portray Italian Americans shows the connection food has to the Italian way of life,Read more Continue reading »

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Forming the Italian American Table

The Italian portrayal on television shows tight knit family units made up of a head patriarch, father figure and his wife and companion mother figure who provide for the extended family and close relations through support and food. Food in the portray Italian Americans shows the connection food has to the Italian way of life,Read more Continue reading »

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History in the New Millennium

One of the largest controversy for historians is in finding the truth. The purpose of historians to write history from the small facts they have. It is extremely important for historians to write an accurate history on their subjects the best they can. To not write the truth is not only wrong it is aRead more Continue reading »

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Selling the ‘East’ in the South

The years after the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act sought to remedy what happened because of the immigration act. The 1965 Act brought in mostly skilled workers like engineers, doctors, and other middle class work from Asia. Prior to this the migration of South Asians in America were Bengali Muslim peddlers during the late 1800s onRead more Continue reading »

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Nation of Migrations ‘Apart’ from History

It is important to actively try and decentralized America in immigration studies because the migration of immigrations happened all over and not just the United States. The story of immigration to the United States is also focus on the European migration and the ‘making’ of America. This has led to the European immigrations to becomeRead more Continue reading »

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Trans-nationalism

Following Oscar Handlin’s ‘The Uprooted’ the discourse and study on immigrants and immigration studies changed. Before it was more of a ‘we’ and ‘them’ mentality but following Handlin’s book and his reflection on immigrants ‘we’ became ‘us’. A social movement of self-identifying as a former immigrant changed the way in which immigration was talked andRead more Continue reading »

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Ethnicity and Race Nation

The invention of ethnicity was brought on by the American born whites, as a way to distinguish themselves from the ‘other’ or immigrants during a major immigration period to America. This is because it was thought that new immigrants would have an easy and rapid assimilation, based on theory assumptions. These assumptions include the easeRead more Continue reading »

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