|Part 1: Then|
|1||Lecture and Discussion: Where is Immigration History?|
|2||Lecture: European Migrants at the Turn of the Century||Watson, Bruce. Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream. New York, NY: Viking, 2005, pp. 1-118. ISBN: 9780670033973.|
|3||Discussion||Watson, Bruce. Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream. New York, NY: Viking, 2005, pp. 119-240. ISBN: 9780670033973.|
|4||Lecture: Asian Immigrants at the Turn of the Century||Shah, Nayan. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001, pp. 158-203 and 225-258. ISBN: 9780520226296.|
|5||Discussion||Shah, Nayan. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001, pp. 158-203 and 225-258. ISBN: 9780520226296.|
|Mapping Lawrence, Mapping Chinatown|
Informal Student Presentations
Kazal, Russell. "Revisiting Assimilation: The Rise, Fall, and Reappraisal of a Concept in American Ethnic History." American Historical Review 100 (April 1995): 437-471.
Gabaccia, Donna R. "Is Everywhere Nowhere?: Nomads, Nations, and the Immigrant Paradigm of United States History." Journal of American History 86 (December 1999): 1115-1134.
|7||Film: Farmingville|| |
Farmingville. Directed by Catherine Tambini and Carolos Sandoval. 2003.
|8||Lecture and Discussion: The World of Caribbean Migration|| |
Mormino, Gary R., and George E. Pozzetta. The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1986, pp. 1-42 and 63-141. ISBN: 9780252013515.
Students will read and report on one additional chapter from chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Gabaccia, Donna. "Gli Italiani nel Mondo: Italy's Workers around the World." OAH Magazine of History 14 (Fall 1999): 12-16.
|9||Lecture and Discussion: The Border/Nuestra America|| |
The book is fairly long, but there are ways to focus your reading. The Introduction, as always, is very useful. Chapter 1 is particularly useful for the history of south Texas - definitely read it, but don't worry too much about the details. Chapters 2 and 3 give you background on the Tejano/a community and the Mexican Revolution - if you skim anywhere, skim here. Chapters 4-7 are the heart of the book.
"Some Events in the History of Mexico and the Border." Journal of American History 86 (September 1999): 453-455.
|10||Lecture: Was the Great Migration Great?||Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. New York, NY: A. A. Knopf, 1991, pp. 1-221, begin reading. ISBN: 9780394560045.|
Kirby, Jack Temple. "The Southern Exodus: A Primer for Historians." Journal of Southern History 49 (November 1983): 585-600.
Film: The Jazz Singer
The Jazz Singer. Directed by Alan Crosland. 1927.
Please see readings for Ses #10-11.
Film: The Jazz Singer (cont.)
The Jazz Singer. Directed by Alan Crosland. 1927.
|The Lower East Side|
|14||Lecture: Remembering Ethnicity in an Age of Multiculturalism||Diner, Hasia R. Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, begin reading. ISBN: 9780691007472.|
|15||Discussion||Diner, Hasia R. Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, finish reading. ISBN: 9780691007472.|
|Trip to New York City|
|Part 2: Now|
|The "New" Immigration|
|16||Lecture and Discussion: What's New about "New Immigration"?|| |
The reading is incredibly informative but a little dry. For the purposes of our discussion, you might want to read pp. 219-268 first and then read the other chapters later.
Film: The New Los Angeles
Brainstorming for Collaborative Research Project
The New Los Angeles. Directed by Lyn Goldfarb. Part 3, California and the American Dream. 2005.
|18||Lecture: American Imperialism and Filipino/a Experience||Choy, Catherine Ceniza. Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003, pp. 1-57. ISBN: 9780822330899.|
|19||Discussion||Choy, Catherine Ceniza. Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003, pp. 93-192. ISBN: 9780822330899.|
|Collaborative Research Project: U.S. - Mexico Border Relations|
Skerry, Peter. "How Not to Build a Fence." Foreign Policy (September/October 2006).
Binder, Norman E., J. L. Polinard, and Robert D. Wrinkle. "Mexican American and Anglo Attitudes Toward Immigration Reform: A View From the Border." Social Science Quarterly 78 (1997): 324-337.
"U.S. - Mexico Relations." CQ Researcher (November 2001): 11-29.
"Illegal Immigration." CQ Researcher (May 2005): 15-17.
This includes a summary of what we know about whether migration is keeping down wages in the U.S.
"Policing the Borders." CQ Researcher (February 2002): 12-7.
This is mostly about homeland security and terrorism, but could be useful for us generally.
Balli, Cecilia. "The Border Is Wide: Guarding the Southern flank of the American Dream." Harpers Magazine (October 2006).
Optional: Arizona Border Watch
Recommended: U.S. - Mexico Border Issues from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Collections
|22||Guest Lecturer: Raúl Rubio on the Cuban-American Experience|| |
Rubio, Raúl. "Discourses of/on Nostalgia: Cuban America's Real and Fictional Geographies." Letras Hispanas 3, no. 1 (Spring 2006).
———. "Materializing Havana and Revolution: Cuban Material Culture." Letras Hispanas 3, no. 1 (Spring 2006).
|23||Lawrence||D'Ambrosio. Paul S. Ralph Fasanella's America. Cooperstown, NY: Fenimore Art Museum, 2001. ISBN: 9780917334269.|
|24||Paper Meetings||(no readings)|
|25||Student Presentations on U.S.-Mexico Border Relations||(no readings)|
Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Directed by Joel Swick. 2002.