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Ander Lecture: Immigrants and Natives 1776-present

October  23, 2012

University of Minnesota history professor Donna Gabaccia delivered the 23rd annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History. The topic of her lecture was be "The Freedom to Move: Immigrants and Natives 1776- present."

Dr. Gabaccia is one of the leading scholars in the field of American immigration history today, and has published numerous books and articles, some of the most notable being Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective (2012), What is Migration History? (2009), Italy's Many Diasporas (2000) and We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans (1998).

Her lecture focused on immigration policy and histories of groups that have been forced to move or not allowed to move, providing a different way of thinking about immigration policy and notions of liberty. Her talk deals with some of the fundamental aspects of immigration history.

The O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History is presented annually by a prominent scholar in the field of immigration studies. It is named after Dr. O. Fritiof Ander, a leading immigration historian who taught history at Augustana 1930-1968.

Dr. Donna Gabaccia's lecture

Question and answer session