Social Science Matters: 'Still a Nation of Immigrants?'
April 25, 2017
Room: Bernie Dallas Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Susan Martin, Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration, Georgetown University, will present.
Martin will put the actions of the Trump Administration and announced plans into historical perspective using the framework she used in her book "A Nation of Immigrants." She discusses three concepts about immigrants that arose in the colonial period: the Virginia (exploitable labor), Massachusetts (religious and ideological conformity) and Pennsylvania (diversity and pluralism) models, as well as the counterpoints to each one. She will explain why she remains optimistic that we will still retain an identity as a nation of immigrants.