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Coffee with the Profs - Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Ellis Island

Mon, March 22, 2021 10:00 AM at Zoom

March 22 - Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Ellis Island
Anna Pegler-Gordon, professor, James Madison College and Asian Pacific American Studies program
 
How does our understanding of Ellis Island change when we learn about the histories of Asian immigrants in New York? How does our understanding of Asian immigration change when we view it through Ellis Island? We’ll rethink American immigration by exploring the stories of South Asian sailors, Chinese smugglers and stowaways and Japanese “enemy aliens” who traveled through New York and were detained at, and deported from, Ellis Island.