Global History of US Immigration
Autumn Quarter 2013
This course explores the global dimensions of immigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. With aid from several sources - the work of social scientists, artists and writers, and the words of immigrants themselves - this class will deepen your understanding of 3 concepts – the immigrant experience, the interplay between domestic and foreign policy, and the meaning of citizenship. By the end of the quarter, our discussion will lend past perspective and global context for understanding the current immigration debate in the United States.