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Recent Content

IEHS Blog Competition

Immigration and Ethnic History Society

Calling Immigration and Ethnic History Graduate Students!

In November, the Immigration Ethnic History Society (IEHS) will be launching a new and improved website with an exciting new blog.  The blog will feature writing by senior scholars, emerging scholars, and graduate students in the field. We're asking graduate students at any stage of their career to contribute original posts to kick off the new blog and participate in a competition for the best entries.  

Book Announcement: We Are What We Drink

Dear colleagues,

This book analyzes the intersection of ethnicity and temperance reform in the 19th and early 20th centuries and might hence be of interest to you or your library.


Sabine Meyer


Meyer, Sabine N. We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-252-03935-5

A powerful study of identity formation and the power of place in the shaping of history.

H-Ethnic needs editors!


As H-Net's Vice-President of Networks, I have been acting as Interim Editor of H-Intel, which lacks editors and an Advisory Board. Without both, H-Ethnic is in danger of shutting down. I am heartened by the recent activity on H-Ethnic so I am confident interest in the network is strong, and the subject matter is certainly timely. H-Ethnic needs field experts to assume control and take advantage of the opportunity to speak to research in Ethnic Studies.