Americans First, Immigrants Last: A History of Xenophobia

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

The United States is known as a “nation of immigrants.” But as award-winning author and historian Erika Lee argues, it is also a nation of xenophobia. Across the centuries, Americans have feared and hated immigrants from the colonial era to the Trump era. In this talk, Lee will discuss how this came to be and what is at stake today

A St. Kate’s Core Convocation

In solidarity with the One Read for Social Justice

Sponsored by St. Kate’s Core Curriculum, Library & Archives,
the Neufeld Initiative for the Liberal Arts, and the Endowed Chair
for the Sciences

Dr. Erika Lee is a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies and Director of the Immigrant History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Her books include The Making of Asian America: A History, and the soon-to-be-released America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States.

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