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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 96.12 Seminar: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in U.S. History

This seminar examines the evolving meaning of the U.S. border, the history of whiteness as a spoken and unspoken requirement for full American citizenship and the ways that stereotyping has been used to enforce race, gender, ethnic labor hierarchies from the first European/First Peoples contacts, through the era of slavery and early nineteenth century immigration. The second half of the course examines how race, ethnicity, class and gender have shaped the self-identification of many different kinds of immigrant groups from the mid-nineteenth century through the late twentieth century with a continued focus on evolving meanings of whiteness. In the course's final unit, we examine racial and ethnic tensions in U.S. cities that have been the destination for large waves of immigrants through the 1990s.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:SOC; WCult:CI

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: US; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: US, modern.


  • Summer