CFP: US Catholic Historian - Immigration after 1880 (deadline Feb 1, 2019)

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U.S. Catholic Historian

Future Issue:  

The New Immigrants: Catholic Arrivals after 1880

For thirty-five years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism.  An upcoming issue will address the theme of Catholic immigration from 1880 to the present. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, historical studies of the following:

  •  Contributions of immigrant groups who arrived chiefly after 1880, including Italian; Eastern European (Polish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, etc.); Central and South American; Asian (Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, etc.), etc.
  •  Primary or secondary immigration from French Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
  • Role of legislation in promoting/restricting immigration (Immigration Act of 1924; Displaced Persons Act of 1948; Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965)
  • Maintenance of faith among immigrants and immigrant communities
  • Reception of newer immigrants by older immigrants or “assimilated” Catholics
  •  Efforts at assimilation/Americanization by or for immigrants
  •  Immigration of clergy/members of religious orders to establish foundations in the U.S./serve immigrant populations
  •  Religious devotions particular to national or regional immigrant groups
  • Immigration and settlement patterns and networks
  • Nativism and suspicion of the foreign born


Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by February 1, 2019 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

Fr. David Endres

Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian