History Bites Lunchtime Lecture Series
October 10, at 12:15 p.m.
“Picturing Immigration” will explore U.S. immigration history from the late 19th century to the present through analyses of visual sources. Topics will include political cartoons that depict anti-immigration sentiment from the Chinese Exclusion Era and late 20th century anti-Muslim sentiment; photographs of immigrants and the urban conditions in which they lived and worked, as documented by Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine; and the rise of “ethnic” Americans, as depicted in contemporary television programs.
Jennifer Fronc is Associate Professor of History at UMASS Amherst, focusing on U.S. immigration and urban history. Her book, New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era, was published in 2009. She received her PhD in U.S. History from Columbia University.
Join us with your lunch in hand. We will provide coffee, tea or cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The 30-minute program will begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Upcoming topics in our Lunchtime Bites series include:
Rob Cox, Cranberries, A History
Else Hambleton, A Deerfield Story: The Mysterious Death of Infant Smith.
To be announced
Bill Gillen, A Comparison: Farming today at Amherst’s Sunset Farm to farming in the 1860 South as described by Frederick Law Olmstead