History Department
History Department

Lecture: "'We are Here Because You Were There': Migration and Empire in U.S. Global History"

Thu, March 24, 2011 | WEL 2.312

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Associate Professor of History Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University, will give a lecture titled "'We are Here Because You Were There': Migration and Empire in U.S. Global History."

How do histories of migration and empire connect in the global history of the modern United States?

In this talk, Kramer will discuss some of the reasons these themes have remained largely separated in U.S. historiography and suggest ways they might be successfully joined, drawing on the history of 20th century U.S. immigration politics.

Kramer is the author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines (UNC Press, 2006) which won the 2007 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize and the James A. Rawley Prize. He is presenting materials from his new research project.

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies, Institute for Historical Studies, History Dept.

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