Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester!

Announcements, News, and Upcoming Events

Spring 2016 Immigration Courses Now Online

Interested in taking a class about immigration or migration and applying it to your immigration transcript notation? See our newly updated Immigration and Migration Studies Courses page for a list of courses that include strong emphasis on the history and issues associated with immigration. Any questions about immigration classes in the spring? Let us know at

Conference on the Legacy of the Hart-Celler Act

Thank you to everyone for coming to our conference, "Remaking America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and its Impact!" It was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you at our next conference, "Organizing for Power" on April 14, 2016.

Afternoon Discussion with Perla M. Guerrero

Photo Credit: Sharla Easterwood

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The second in our Migration Exchanges Series will be a discussion with Perla M. Guerrero, entitled "From Zacatecas to California to Arkansas: Social Networks, Multi-Site Migration, and the Poultry Industry." This talk will explore the factors that led Mexicans from the state of Zacatecas to immigrate to California in search of a better life and their subsequent migration to Arkansas. It will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 2:00pm in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120.

Upcoming Conference on Migration and Labor

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The Center for the History of the New America will be organizing a conference entitled "Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the 21st Century" on April 14, 2016 with the University Libraries' Special Collections in Labor History and Workplace Studies and the Southern Labor Studies Association in the Juan Ramon Jimenez Room in Stamp Student Union. The conference will feature a keynote address by Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO! For more information, visit our conference page here.

Press Release

Center for the History of the New America and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Awarded NEH Grant

Gale Immigration Ebooks Collection

The University of Maryland Libraries have subscribed to the Gale Immigration Ebooks Collection. (You will need a UMD account to access it.) It contains full-text reference books on the subject of U.S. immigration.

Center for the History of the New America, Department of History, University of Maryland

2155 Taliaferro Hall, College Park, MD 20742  •  phone: (301) 405-4305  •  fax: (301) 314-9399  •

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