Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America's Immigration Story
Book by David A. Gerber
Reviewed by Elizabeth Zanoni, Old Dominion University
Elizabeth Zanoni of Old Dominion University reviews Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America’s Immigration Story. This book is a welcome and invaluable collection for scholars and students of immigration and US history. Editors Alan Kraut and David Gerber recognize that “historians often seem to write their autobiographies with the subjects they address in their books and articles.” This collection speaks especially to immigration historians writing about their own ethnic communities, for whom concerns about navigating the rich, but oftentimes difficult, terrain of family life and identity politics are particularly pronounced.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12213.