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HIST 312 A - Immigrant America

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


History of immigration and immigrant groups in the United States from 1830 to 1980. Covers major waves of immigration and focuses on the diverse cultural heritage, social structure, and political activism of immigrants from Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

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Description: The goal of this course is to provide the advanced and graduate student with a general survey of the immigrant (more broadly, the -migrant-) in American life. The course will examine various recurring themes of migration history including the global forces shaping migration, the encounters between -natives and strangers,- internal migration, the process of naturalization, race and ethnicity, gender and generation, and interethnic relations. The course is particularly interested in the formation of American society as an -empire- and will examine the predicaments of large migrant groups who were incorporated into the American polity as a result of conquest and colonial rule. Much of this course will be centered on classroom dialogue and exercises on the lectures, readings, and films. We will be examining both primary and secondary sources, continuing debates in immigration history, and questions of historical method. In addition to the examinations and the cri

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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