Debates about immigration and citizenship have played a major role in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. This document display highlights some of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collections on immigrant cultures, communities, reception, and acculturation from the 1700s to the present day.
To learn more about the themes explored in this display, be sure to check out HSP’s fall publications: “Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History,” a special issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (October 2016), and “Citizenship in the Keystone State,” a timely issue of Pennsylvania Legacies (fall 2016).
Documents in the “Immigrant Cultures and Communities” and “Nativism and Xenophobia” cases correspond to articles published in PMHB; documents in the “Making Americans” and “Celebrating Citizenship” cases can be found in Legacies.
Visit http://hsp.org/publications to learn more about both of these publications!