Immigration in U.S. History
History of immigration and migration in the United States, from nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries. Includes international context of migration, migrants’ encounters with American society, policy responses, and significance of immigration in American culture. Also covers internal migrations such as the “Great Migration” of blacks from the South. Aim is to provide introduction to major developments in history of U.S. im/migration, historicize contemporary debates, and develop comparative understanding of experiences among Asians, Blacks, Europeans, Latinos.