CLS: Michael Stauch
“A Social and Political History of Immigration in the United States”
Since the end of the Civil War, immigration has played a foundational role in shaping the history of the United States. Immigrants have transformed the urban landscape by constructing cathedrals, synagogues and mosques, waged important battles for equality under the law as workers and women, and shaped the political process nationally and locally. Throughout this history, immigrants have contributed vitally to social and political struggles over the meaning and extent of citizenship, its privileges, and its responsibilities. Far from an insular account of immigrants transformed by American ideals, the history of immigration in the United States demonstrates just how deeply global transformations have influenced the past, present, and future of the United States.
Michael Stauch teaches modern U.S. history at the University of Toledo. His first book, The Age of Community Policing, will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2024.