Partner Program: The Immigration Question: A Century Ago and Today

Marymount’s annual American Heritage lecture will feature Katherine Benton-Cohen of Georgetown University, who will speak on the history of immigration in America from the early 20th century to the present. One hundred years ago in America, there was no such thing as an “illegal alien” or even a border patrol. But Americans were actively debating what it meant to be an American and whom to include–and exclude.


During the large-scale immigration of the early 20th century, Americans feared the foreign-born would steal jobs, lower wages, and threaten American morality and culture. They also feared immigration would weaken what they called the “American race.” Their fears shaped federal immigration policy–and continue to inform how we think about immigration in America today.

Please contact mtseng@marymount.edu to RSVP.

EVENT DETAIL


Event Type: Programs

Start Date: January 30, 2019

End Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 12-1pm

Venue: Gerard Dining Hall, Marymount University

2807 North Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207


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