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  • Wisconsin’s Long History As Swing State

    Wisconsin's status as a swing state in presidential elections is nothing new. It reflects the state's part in major trends in American history including immigration, urbanization, and the rural-urban divide.



  • Greening the Old New Deal

    National service and a green new deal, with lessons from the old new deal, could be the first step in “civilianizing” our nation, and beyond recovery, enhancing the world’s prospects for health, justice, and sustainability.



  • America’s Immigration Paradox

    A review of Jia Lynn Yang's new work "One Mighty and Irresistible Tide," and Adam Goodman's "The Deportation Machine."



  • A New History of Being Asian-American

    New Yorker critic Hua Hsu questions whether the PBS documentary series will simplify the experiences of Asian Americans through a lens of celebration that obscures ongoing conflict and prejudice.



  • Deportation Nation

    Historian Adam Goodman discusses his new book entitled, "The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants."


  • Pandemic Exposes Vulnerabilities of Workers on Farms

    by Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

    Defying the broader conservative political forces of the time, the Farm Security Administration extended health care to tens of thousands of migratory agricultural workers because it understood that farmworkers’ health was vital to the nation’s wellbeing.


  • US v. Sineneng-Smith Echoes the Fugitive Slave Act

    by Alan J. Singer

    A Supreme Court decision in United States v. Sineneng-Smith that broadens the authority of the federal government to suppress the rights of advocates for undocumented immigrants could divide the nation irreparably.



  • Lawsuit: Ice Must Not Destroy Detainee Records

    NARA approved ICE’s request to begin destroying the records in December 2019, despite ongoing concerns and reports of widespread mistreatment of individuals detained in ICE custody.