9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Debates about immigration policy and the boundaries of citizenship are a mainstay in American political and popular culture. National mythologies celebrate the United States as a “nation of immigrants” or as a “melting pot” of various races and cultures, but these myths often obscure disagreements and controversies about the boundaries of national belonging. This seminar will examine the history of immigration and citizenship in modern America, focusing on the limits of immigrants’ inclusion in the national polity. We will explore debates about immigration and citizenship across United States history, paying particular attention to the Constitutional Era, the Progressive Era, and the current day.
Seminar led by Daniel Greene, Newberry Library
To access the seminar readings: http://publications.newberry.org/teacherdocs/hcss
This seminar is part of the History Channel Seminar Series for Chicago-area teachers.