It is often said that the United States is a “nation of immigrants,” but our historical experience is more complicated. Although “nation of immigrants” suggests acceptance and inclusion, American politics and law have frequently been hostile and exclusionary. Join Professor Rebecca Kobrin as she examines the increased restriction of immigration, due in part to antisemitism, in 19th and early 20th century America, and as she explores how the debates around immigration led to the development of refugee policies and law in the 20th century. Professor Kobrin will show how thinking about Jews and antisemitism offers a fresh perspective to see the development America’s immigration and refugee regime.
This program is open to school educators only. Participants may earn CTLE hours. This online program is free.