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The IHRC is co-sponsoring the 2013 Immigrant of Distinction Award Ceremony and a community forum on immigration reform.

  • Hear from advocates on the ground regarding current developments in immigration reform efforts
  • Celebrate the achievements of the winners of the 2013 Immigrant of Distinction Award
  • Unite and strategize with fellow advocates
Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reception to Follow Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

RSVP by Friday, March 8, 2013 : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5601105056

In 2007 IHRC affiliate Professor Louis Mendoza bicycled 8,500 miles around the perimeter of the U.S. His book blends narratives, blog entries, poetry, and excerpts from conversations along the way as he searched for a deeper, broader understanding of what it means to be Latino in this country. For further description and ordering information.

Foreign Relations - American Immigration in Global Perspective

Recently published: Foreign Relations - American Immigration in Global Perspective by Donna Gabaccia (University of Minnesota) (in the Princeton University Press series America in the World). "Offering a brand-new global history, Foreign Relations takes a comprehensive look at the links between American immigration and U.S. foreign relations." http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9718.html

Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims

Drawing essays from a conference sponsored by IHRC, German Historical Institute and the International Institute for Social History, Volume 8 in the Studies in Global Social History series covers the 1830s-1930s Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas migrations. Edited by Donna Gabaccia and Dirk Hoerder. Published 2011.

UMN Press Hosts Book Launch for Authors of Finnish Sauna History

The University of Minnesota Press announces a reception for Michael Nordskog and Aaron Hautala, author and photographer of The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the American Swedish Institute.

Recently Published: American Latvians: Politics of a Refugee Community

In her new book Professor Ieva Zake (Sociology Department--Rowan University) offers a detailed look into the life of American Latvian political refugees and also provides a novel perspective on the Cold War as experienced by certain ethnic groups. American Latvians: Politics of a Refugee Community has been published by Transaction Publishers.

The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition by Michael Nordskog and Aaron Hautala will soon be released through the University of Minnesota Press following a two year pursuit by the authors to find notable saunas.

Recently Published: Families, Lovers, and their Letters

Through analysis of 400 private letters, Families, Lovers, and their Letters by Sonia Cancian takes the reader into the passionate hearts and minds of ordinary people caught in the heartbreak of Italian postwar transatlantic migration to Canada.