Free and Open to the Public (Registration Required)
Featuring Erika Lee Vice President, Organization of American Histories
Director, Immigration History Research Center
Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies
Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History
In conversation with Marissa Hill-Dongre, J.D. Director, Immigration Response Team
The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But as award-winning author and historian Erika Lee will discuss, the U.S. is also a nation of xenophobia. An irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Drawing from her new book, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, Lee forces us to confront this history and explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America.