AMCS2007 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States Since 1870
From Sally Atha
This course examines the history of immigration to the United States from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It traces the making and remaking of immigrant communities, cultures, and identities from the nineteenth century to the present day. The course analyses models of race, ethnicity, culture, and nation by focusing on the perception and reception of immigrant groups and their adjustment to US society: how have institutions and ideologies shaped the changing place of immigrants within the United States over time? How have immigrants forged new identities within and beyond the framework of the nation state? And how has immigration transformed US society? The course examines the immigrant experience through historical, literary, and cultural texts.