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Episode 206 - Dr. David Gerber: The Continuing Relevance of Immigration History

Interviewer: Wooksoo Kim, PhD

Monday, January 02, 2017, 8:31:33 AM

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In this episode, Dr. David Gerber applies a lens of immigration history in the United States and helps us understand the reticence to reform our immigration policy and laws. He highlights how the popular narrative we have about immigrants and refugees stands in sharp contrast to what is really happening in our society.

​David A. Gerber, PhD, is University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus. Dr. Gerber earned his doctorate from Princeton in 1971. As an immigration historian, he has been interested in identity, group formation, and the lived experience of migration and resettlement. His recent works in immigration history are: as author, Authors of Their Lives: The Personal Correspondence of British Immigrants to North America in the 19th Century and American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction and as editor, with Alan M. Kraut, Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America's Immigration Story.

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