Course: US Immigration 1790-Today (OSH-USIMIGRT)

A historical survey of immigration to the U.S. after 1790, covering the influx of Germans, Irish, Chinese, Southern and Eastern Europeans, plus western hemisphere migrants. We'll examine the major immigration laws passed by Congress and their unintended consequences, citizenship requirements, 'push' and 'pull' factors, eugenics, xenophobia, and economic forces. Why do people migrate? Why do we support immigration? Why do we resist it? Lectures will involve students in dialogue. Outside reading is encouraged, but not required, and a suggested reading list will be supplied for those looking to delve more deeply into this topical and controversial subject matter.

 Session: OSH324.USIMIGRT (SOLD OUT! Waitlist available)

Schedule: Fridays; 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Instructors

Name Additional Resources
Ned Armstrong

Facility Detail

Special Programs Building
Special Programs Building, Classroom 156
490 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173