Nov 13

American Immigration History: A Story of Contradictions and the Search for a More Perfect Union

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium

Contact: Voices: A Library Lecture Series | (518) 629-7336

2018-11-13 13:0:00 2018-11-13 13:50:00 America/New_York American Immigration History: A Story of Contradictions and the Search for a More Perfect Union https://www.hvcc.edu/calendar/2018/11/american-immigration-history-a-story-of-contradictions-and-the-search-for-a-more-perfect-union.html Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium Voices: A Library Lecture Series editor@hvcc.edu

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The history of immigration to the United States reflects an on-going tension in American society: the celebration of pluralism and the desire for homogeneity. K. Scott Wong, the Charles R. Keller Professor of History at Williams College, will discuss how this history is also the history of racial and ethnic relations in American society and how immigration law is shaped by the racial attitudes of Americans at various times in American history.