September 22–24, 2016
American History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Government and Public Service, Political Science, Political History / Studies
Immigration and the use of migrant laborers in the United States is a complicated story with a long history. In a recent article in The Public Historian (Vol. 38, No. 2, 23–41) Mireya Loza discussed the complexities of documenting and distinguishing undocumented workers from approved guest workers. These interpretive difficulties became evident in the creation of and public response to an exhibition at the National Museum of American History that opened in September 2009.
The U.S. Marshals Service is our oldest federal law enforcement agency. President George Washington appointed the first 13 U.S. marshals in 1789 to help enforce the nation’s laws.
Federal History, the journal of the Society for History in the Federal Government, seeks submissions for its April 2017 issue. FH examines all aspects of U.S. government history as well as innovative work done in federal history offices. FH is an annual, peer-reviewed academic journal published both in print and online. The journal is indexed by Ebscohost, and the editors welcome articles from federal historians as well as those in academia.
WOMEN, GENDER, AND FAМILIES OF COLOR
The absorption of the U.S. Customs Service into the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 posed great problems for historians as well as administrators. Chief Historian David McKinney wrote in The Federalist: