The Metropolitan History Workshop invites you to attend a public lecture:



Emeritus Professor of History

New York University




Thursday, February 2, 2006

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mason Hall Room 1449


This lecture will focus on the historical background and present context of anti-immigration politics and policies in the United States, including contemporary debates in Congress and crackdowns by state governments.  Professor Reimers has written widely about the history of immigration in the United States, including the experiences of Latinos, Asians, Africans, and other non-European groups.  He is the author of numerous books, including OTHER IMMIGRANTS: THE GLOBAL ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (New York University Press, 2005) and UNWELCOME STRANGERS: AMERICAN IDENTITY AND THE TURN AGAINST IMMIGRATION (Columbia University Press, 1998). 


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