New Books from Faculty Focus on Immigrants, Palestinian Villages
Susan F. Martin and Rochelle Davis are the authors of new books.
Davis is the author of Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced (Stanford University Press, 2010), in which she examines how geographically displaced Palestinian communities put their pasts into volumes of print – recounting family histories, cultural traditions and details of life. Palestinian Village Histories examines how history is documented and how Palestinians’ conceptions of their past mold their modern life.
Susan F. Martin is the author of A Nation of Immigrants (Cambridge University Press, 2010), in which she explores the settling of America by three different models of immigration: the Virginia Colony, which gave laborers few rights; Massachusetts, which excluded those with differing religious beliefs; and Pennsylvania, which valued pluralism. A Nation of Immigrants traces the evolution of these three different models as they explain the historical roots of current immigration policy debates.