SOURCE: Canopy Forum
Open Hearts, Closed Doors: Immigration and the Eclipse of Protestant Cultural Authority in America
by Nicholas T. Pruitt
Liberal Protestants in the early 1960s supported the reform of racially restrictive immigration laws, but ended up encouraging a more diverse nation where their brand of moderate religion was eclipsed by both multiculturalism and conservative white evangelicalism.
SOURCE: The Metropole
Immigrant Merchants and Law-and-Order Politics in Detroit
by Kenneth Alyass
The Chaldean community of Detroit became a significant middleman-minority through the operation of small stores in working-class and majority-Black neighborhoods. As white flight and disinvestment created increasingly dire conditions, they also became a constituency for aggressive policing.
Bridget the Grocer and the First American Kennedys
by Neal Thompson
The history of the Irish immigrant Kennedys has long focused on its prominent men. A new book looks to JFK's grandmother Bridget Murphy Kennedy as the foundation of the family and a neglected figure for understanding immigration, urban life, and the changing of American politics.
SOURCE: Texas Monthly
Why Democrats are Losing Texas Latinos
A significant portion of Tejanos consider themselves white and many vote like Anglo Texans; their history shows the contingency of racial categories and the risk for Democrats of assuming demographics will substitute for political appeal.
SOURCE: Atlas Obscura
The Challenges of Reclaiming Filipino Louisiana’s Centuries-Old History
“Filipinos in Louisiana are always being ‘discovered,’ says Randy Gonzalez. Someone will write an article, ‘I bet you didn’t know there were Filipinos in Louisiana!’ Ten years later, someone will write the same article. I wish that would stop one day.”
The Passing of Pioneering Historian Moses Rischin Marks the End of an Era
by Jonathan Sarna
Moses Rischin, the last survivor among the bold group of scholars who created the field of American Jewish history following World War II, died last week in San Francisco at the age of 94. His passing marks the end of an era.
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