Recently Published

Books and theses recently published featuring research done at the IHRC include Americans All: The Cultural Gifts Movement, by Diana Selig; Karen Braverman Bujanover's thesis, Immigrants Writing Identities: Searching for the Identity of Kawkab Amirka's Editors; and W jednosci sila by Joanna Wojdon.

Americans All: The Cultural Gifts Movement by Diana Selig.
Abstract:"Diana Selig tells the neglected story of the cultural gifts movement, which flourished between the world wars. Progressive activists encouraged pluralism in homes, schools, and chruches across the country . Countering racist trends and the meltingpot theory of Americanization, they championed the idea of diversity. They incorporated new thinking about child development, race, and culture into grassroots programs-yet they were enable to address the entrenched forms of discrimination and disfranchisement faced by African Americans in particular. This failure to grasp the deep social and economic roots of prejudice ultimately limited the movement's power. "

Immigrants Writing Identities: Searching for the Identity of Kawkab Amirka's Editors; a thesis by Karen Braverman Bujanover
Abstract: Karen Braverman focus her thesis on the "individuals who wrote, edited, and published Kawkab Amirka, the first Arabic-language newspaper published in the US, in New York City between 1892 and 1907. The main figures were Najib and Ibrahim Abrili, brothers who had emigrated with their parents and siblings from the Mount Lebanon area to the Us in the late 1870s." Karen "looks into the editors' motivation for publishing the newspaper by looking at the main components of the Arbilis' identity, and the extent to which those reflected the tribulation introduced them by immigration."

W jednosci sila by Joanna Wojdon
Abstract: Joanna writes about the Polish American Congress based mostly on her research done at the Immigration History Research Center.