What's New About the New Immigrants?
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana
A hundred years ago a massive wave of immigration dramatically changed the United States. Today, a similar influx is again transforming the nation. In what ways is history being repeated? And what -- and how much-- is different from the past? The talk will explore both parallels and contrasts between immigration then and now as well as ways that the legacy of the past has helped to shape the immigrant experience –and reaction to immigration–today.
WILL-AM580 FOCUS interview with Nancy Foner
Department of Sociology, Hunter College, City University of New York