The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. Paradoxically, it is also a nation of xenophobia, and this irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our country from the colonial era to the Trump administration. Join award-winning author and historian Dr. Erika Lee, as she helps confront this history and explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens the United States.
Dr. Erika Lee teaches American history at the University of Minnesota, where she is a Regents Professor, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and the director of the Immigration History Research Center. Headliners is a popular series in which University scholars and researchers share firsthand knowledge of today’s most intriguing stories.
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