HIST 380
Comparative American Immigration History Fall 2009
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
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This course examines the underlying tension between the notion of American pluralism and the desire for homogeneity through the study of the history of immigration to the United States from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Special attention will be paid to the condition in the sending countries and the historical ties of those countries to the United States, immigration and labor recruitment, anti-immigrant sentiments, and the development of American immigration policy. This is an EDI course because it examines how people from different countries and cultures interacted with each other and those already in the United States. Theirs is a story of immigration, exclusion, resistance, accommodation, labor and the creation of an American image of pluralism, coupled with the desire for assimilated immigrants.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1883
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on six response papers, two short critical essay (5-7 pages) and a final oral history/family history 15-20 pages)
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Space and Place Electives
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives
LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives
LGST Interdepartmental Electives

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