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.
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
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
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
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
The focus on immigrant women and women studies in general has not been a huge part of immigrant history. Immigrant women in immigrant studies and women’s studies had not been shown until a change existed in 1970s and the 1980s.
‘The Melting Pot’, Home of the Immigrant’, ‘Land of the Free’, there are a number of ways to refer to America and its history as a nation of immigrants. During the 20th century many were trying to redefine themselves as