Kevin Kenny, a noted scholar of labor history and immigration history, has recently published The Problem of Immigration in a Slaveholding Republic: Policing Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Oxford University Press 2023) which “explains how the existence, abolition, and legacies of slavery shaped American immigration policy as it moved from the local to the national level over the course of the nineteenth century.”Read more →
posts and bio J. Hollis Harris
J. Hollis Harris is Ph.D. candidate at Northern Illinois University. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish diasporic history. His dissertation uses the 1899 reunification of Clan-na-Gael as a framework for exploring Irish political activists’ ideas about global imperialism, the environment, death, masculinity, and early-twentieth-century racial theory.