As of November 2020, over 140 scholars from around the globe specializing in the migration and immigration of various peoples support the National Museum of the American People. They will provide the intellectual bedrock upon which this institution would be built.
The scholars represent a range of disciplines, including historians, anthropologists and sociologists. The Museum and the story it will tell about all of the peoples coming to this land will be scholarly–driven and ensure the highest standards of scholarship. Historians, anthropologists, archeologists, ethnologists, human geographers, demographers, geneticists, linguists and others would help develop the story.
The story would follow a consensus of their views, and significant evidence-based historic and scientific alternative views could also be included. As scientific and historic consensus changes, appropriate changes could be made in the Museum. With force and clarity, the Museum will examine the story of the making of the American People.
These scholars support the formation of the Museum and they will be called upon to help develop the Museum's story.
Author of: Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant and Native American Struggles for Representation.
Author of: Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal; Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL; and Multicultural Comics: From Zap to the Blue Beetle.
Author of: Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America.
Co-Author of: Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond; Armenian-Americans - From Being to Feeling Armenian.
Author of: Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States; Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns in the New Economy of Ethnicity; Public Education – America's Civil Religion: A Social History.
Author of: Neighbors in Conflict: The Irish, Germans, Jews, and Italians of New York City, 1929-1941; Fiorello LaGuardia: Ethnicity and Reform; and Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. Founding editor of: Journal of American Ethnic History. Editor of: The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America; Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History.
Co-Author of: The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in 21st Century America America's Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity; The Hispanic Population of the United States.
Author of: An Enduring Legacy: The Story of Basques in Idaho and Becoming Basque: Ethnic Heritage on Boise’s Grove Street.
Author of: The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America. Co-Author of: Lives of their Own: Poles, Blacks and Italians in Pittsburgh, 1900-1950.
Author of: Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees during the Cold War.
Author of: Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond; Ethnic Los Angeles.
Author of: Anthropology and Migration. Co-Editor: International Migration: The Female Experience; Men Who Migrate, Women Who Wait: Population and History in a Portuguese Parish.
Author of: Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California and Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years.
Author of: And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish-Americans; Permeable Border: The Great Lakes Basin as Transnational Region, 1650-1990. Editor of: Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics.
Author of: The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in a New World Society.
Author of: Standing on Common Ground: The Making of the Sunbelt Borderland.
Author of: Mexican American and Ethnic/Racial Borderhoods in American Cities, 1850-2000; Chicanos in a Changing Society: From Mexican Pueblos to American Barrios; Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans.
Author of: A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945.
Co-Author of: Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Toward a Hemispheric Approach.
Author of: The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World; Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South; Citizenship and Migration: Globalization and the Politics of Belonging.
Author of: Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War.
Author of: "History of Filipino Women and Global Migration" in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic and Political History.
Author of: Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America.
Author of: Frontiers of Identity: The British and the Others; Global Diasporas: An Introduction; Migration and Its Enemies. Editor of: Routledge Series on Global Diasporas; Cambridge Survey of World Migration.
Author of: Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life; Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924; Guarding the Golden Door; and American Immigration: A Student Companion. Co-Author of: Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present.
Author of: "'Young Empire in the West': Young Ireland, The United States, and Slavery," Britain and the World 6, 2 (September 2013): 171-191.
Author of: Latino Immigrants in the United States and Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S. Mexican-Borderlands.
Author of: Scottish Emigration & Scottish Society; Scotland's Empire 1600 - 1815; The Scottish Nation 1700 - 2007; To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland’s Global Diaspora 1750-2010. Editor of: Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past.
Author of: The Settlement of the Americas: A New Prehistory; Monuments, Empires, and Resistance: The Araucanian Polity and Ritual Narratives.
Author of: The Jews of the United States, 1645 to 2000; The Lower East Side Memoirs; The Jewish Place in America; A Time for Gathering 1820-1880: The Second Migration, Volume Two in The Jewish People in America. Co-Author of: Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present.
Author of: Antisemitism in America, Uneasy at Home: Antisemitism and the American Jewish Experience; Natives and Strangers: Ethnic Groups and the Building of Modern America, and Ethnic Americans: A History of Immigration and Assimilation.
Author of: Slavery's Exiles: The Story of American Maroons; Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in America; Dreams of Africans in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America; and In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience.
Editor of: Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-1986; Becoming American, Becoming Ethnic: College Students Explore Their Roots.
Author of: The First to Cry Down Injustice? Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII. Co-Author of: Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America's Edge.
Author of: Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World; Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians; Mapping the Mississippi Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South; and From Chicaza to Chicasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715.
Author of: The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State and For We are Sold, I and My People: Women and Industry in Mexico's Frontier. Co-Author of: Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States and Health Care and Immigration: Understanding the Connections.
Author of: The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists and Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Co-Editor of: The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 14: Folklife.
Author of: The Politics of Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle. Editorial board of: Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Journal of Mormon Studies.
Author of: Unharvested Dreams: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants and the Making of Agricultural California.
Author of: From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration; In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration. Co-Editor of: Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States; Editor of: Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America; Islands in the City: West Indian Migrations to New York; New Immigrants in New York.
Author of: Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age; Come Shouting to Zion. Former Director Deep South Region Humanities Center.
Author of: From the Other Side: Women, Gender, and Immigrant Life in the U.S., 1820-1990; A Longer Atlantic in a Wider World. Co-Author of: Immigrant Lives in the US: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives; Gender and Migration. Co-Editor of: American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History. Editor of: Seeking Common Ground: Multi-Disciplinary Studies of Immigrant Women in the United States.
Author of: Receiving Erin’s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855.
Author of: Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration.
Author of: United We Win: The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Part.
Author of: Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994; Seeking Refuge: Central American Immigration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Author of: Techniques for Archaeological Geology.
Author and Editor of: Crooked Paths to Allotment: The Fight over Federal Indian Policy After the Civil War and Beyond Two Worlds: Critical Conversations on Language and Power in Native North America.
Author of: Authors Of Their Own Lives: Personal Correspondence In The Lives Of Nineteenth Century British Immigrants To The United States.
Author of: Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960; American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century. Co-Author of: Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People. Co-Editor of: E Pluribus Unum? Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation.
Author of: Education Beyond the Mesas.
Author of numerous articles, published in esteemed peer-review journals such as Science and The Journal of Archeological Science.
Author of: Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-9/11 America.
Author of: Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century.
Author of: The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World.
Author of: Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century and Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links.
Author of: Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1860-1965; Shopping for Identity: The Marketing of Ethnicity; Co-Author of: What's New about the New Immigration to the US: Traditions and Transformations since 1965 (In progress). Editor of: New Migrants in the Marketplace: Boston's Ethnic Entrepreneurs.
Author of: "The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy." Journal of American History 99, no. 4 (2013): 1092-1108.
Author of: Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium; Creating Societies, Immigrant Lives in Canada; Crowd Action in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1785-1780. Co-Author of: Distant Magnets: Expectations and Realities in the Immigrant Experience, 1840-1930 (Ellis Island).
Co-Editor of: Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History; Women, Gender and Transnational Lives: Italy's Workers of the World; Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Post-War Toronto.
Author of: The Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940.
Author of: Let This Voice be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism; Co-Editor of: African-Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents.
Author of: Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America; Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917; Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States.
Author of: A Greater Ireland: The Land League and Transatlantic Nationalism in Gilded Age America.
Author of: The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956 and The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press.
Author of: The New Bostonians. Co-Author of: America's History, 4th Ed.; What's New about the New Immigration to the US: Traditions and Transformations since 1965 (In progress).
Author of: Between Two Nations: The Predicament of Latinos in New York City. Co-Author of: Latino Lives in America: Making It Home. Editor of: Governing American Cities: Interethnic Coalitions, Competition, and Conflict.
Author of: The Politics of Jewish Commerce: Economic Ideology and Emancipation in Europe, 1638-1848. Co-Editor of: The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times: Essays on Jews and Aesthetic Culture; and Philosemitism in History.
Author of: Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race.
Author of: Many Shades of Green: Irish Regiments and American Communities in the Civil War Era.
Author of: Making Sense of the Molly Maguires; The American Irish: A History; Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment. Contributing Editor of: Ireland and the British Empire; New Directions in Irish-American History.
Author of: Today's Immigrants, Their Stories: A New Look at the Newest Americans; and The Golden Door: Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City, 1980-1915.
Author of: Belarusans in the United States; Byelorussian Americans and their Communities in Cleveland.
Author of: Immigration and Religion.
Author of: Hitler's Spanish Legion; Editor of: German Studies Review; Co-editor of: Precarious Victory: The 2002 German Federal Election and Its Aftermath; Germany’s New Politics: Parties and Issues in the 1990s; Power Shift in Germany: The 1998 Election and the End of the Kohl Era.
Author of: "To be a Jew on America’s Terms is not to be a Jew at All: The Jewish Counterculture’s Critique of Middle-Class Affluence," Journal of Jewish Identities 8.2 (July 2015).
Author of: The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921; Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace". Co-Editor of: American Immigration and Ethnicity: A Reader.
Author of: At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943.
Author of: Garrison Keillor: A Voice of America; Co-Editor of: The Midwest; Former Director Center Region Humanities Center.
Author of: God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape; The Transnational Studies Reader; The Changing Face of Home; The Transnational Villagers.
Co-Editor of: Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities and Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy. Author of: Ethnoburb: the New Ethnic Community in Urban America and From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb: New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries.
Author of: Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields; Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum. Co-Editor of: American Sacred Space.
Author of: Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community Since 1870; Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family; Chinese in St. Louis: 1857-2007; Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community; Pin Piao Mei Guo: New Immigrants in America; Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives; and Jinshan Yao: A New Chinese American History.
Author of: The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast
Author of: Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth Century New York.
Author of: The Immigrant Threat: The Integration of Old and New Migration in Western Europe Since 1850; Migration, Migration History, History: Old Paradigms and New Perspectives. Editor of: Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004).
Author of: Rethinking the Asian American Movement and Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America.
Author of: At the Border of Empires: The Tohono O'odham, Gender and Assimilation, 1880-1934.
Author of: "Lyndon B. Johnson and Immigration," with Donna R. Gabaccia, in Mitchell Lerner, ed., A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson and "‘An Acrid Odor of the 1920s is Again in the Air’: The Strange Career of American Nativism and What John Higham’s Strangers in the Land Can still Help us Uncover Today," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (April 2012).
Author of: Black-Brown Solidarity: Racial Politics in the New Gulf South.
Co-Editor of: Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities and The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States.
Author of: Melancholy Order: Asian Migration and the Globalization of Borders, 1834-1929; Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change: Peru, Chicago and Hawaii, 1900-1936.
Author of: Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America. Co-Editor of: When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S. and Technologies of Terror; Latinos/as in the United States: Changing the Face of America.
Author of: The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.
Author of: Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America; Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815; Ireland and Irish America: Culture, Class, and Transatlantic Migration.
Author of: Sociology of Immigration; Immigrant-Black Dissensions in American Cities: An Argument for Multiple Explanations. Co-Editor of: International Migration Research: Construction, Omissions, and Promises of Interdisiplinarity.
Author of: Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930. Editor of: Latin American Historiography.
Co-Editor of: Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas.
Author of: Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on "Illegals" and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary; Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid
Author of: Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.
Author of: The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish American Identity in New Mexico, 1880s-1930s.
Author of: Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature.
Author of: A New Kind of Missionary Work: Christians, Christian Americanists and the Adoption of Korean GI Babies, 1955-1961.
Author of: Impounded: Dorothea Lang and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment; The Columbia Guide to Asian American History; Common Ground: Reimagining American History.
Author of: Rap and Hip Hop Culture.
Author and Editor of: "Good Neighbors and White Mexicans: Constructing Race and Nation on the Mexico-US Border" Journal of American Ethnic History (University of Illinois Press), Fall 2013, Vol. 33, No. 1, 5-34 and Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-US Migration.
Author of: Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus, Political and Economic Migrants in America: Cubans and Mexicans; Co-Author of: Origins and Destinies: Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in America
Author of: Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution.
Author of: Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community.
Author of: Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America and Other Immigrants: the Global Origins of the American People.
Author of: From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America.
Author of: A History of German: What the past reveals about today's language; Former Director Center for Upper Midwestern Studies.
Author of: Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945; What's Good for Boyle Heights is Good for the Jews: Creating Multiracialism on the Eastside during the 1950's.
Author of: Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writings.
Author of: The Last Best Place?: Gender, Family and Migration in the New West.
Author of: Hidden Hapas: Multiracial Blacks and Blackness in Hawai'i.
Author of: Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries.
Co-Editor of: Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America.
Director of Central Region Humanities Center
Author of: The Atlas of African-American History & Politics: From the Slave Trade to the Modern Times; Mapping African American History: A Map Work Book.
Author of: Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America.
Author of: Ethnic Modernism; Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture; Neither Black Nor White and Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature; Editor of: The Promised Land; Theories of Ethnicity: A Classical Reader; Multilingual America; Interracialism.
Author of: Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia.
Author of: Forgotten Doors: The Other Ports of Entry into the United States; The Slovak Americans; and Immigration and Urbanization: The Slovak Experience.
Author of: The Origins of the Urban Crisis; Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North; Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race; Co-Author of: These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present.
Author of: Faustian Bargains: Borders, Undocumented Immigrants and the American State; Dividing Line: The Politics of Immigration Control in America; Debates on Immigration and The Politics of International Migration.
Author of: Basque Diaspora: Migration and Transnational Identity; The Basques of New York: A Cosmopolitan Experience; Identity, Culture, and Politics: Comparing the Basque Diaspora. Editor of: Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity.
Author of: "America's Church": The National Shrine and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital; Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami; The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent and Co-Editor: Asian Religions in America: A Documentary History.
Editor and Co-Editor of: A Companion to American Immigration and The New Americans.
Co-Editor of: Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration.
Author of: Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexicans in Industrial Detroit and the Midwest; Labor Rights Are Civil Rights: Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America; and Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican America from Colonial Times to the Present. Co-Editor of: Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration.
Author of: Merchants, Midwives, and Laboring Women: Italian Migrants in Urban America.
Co-Editor of: Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization; Contributing Author of: Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the U.S.; Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities; What's New about the "New" Immigration to the United States?
Author of: Mobilizing an Asian American Community. Co-Author of: Vietnamese in Orange County. Co-Editor of: Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersection and Divergences; Asian American Women: The "Frontiers" Reader; Labor Versus Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration; and Keywords for Asian American Studies.
Author of: Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy.
Author of: Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form.
Author of: How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor; Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America; Still the Promised City? New Immigrants and African-Americans in Post-Industrial New York; Ethnic Los Angeles.
Author of: The Chinese Overseas: From Earthbound China to the Quest for Autonomy; China and the Chinese Overseas; Global History and Migrations.
Author of: Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities; Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies in the New Second Generation. Co-Editor of: Changing Face of Home: The Transnational Lives of the Second Generation.
Author of: Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860.
Author of: That The People Might Live: Native American Literature and Native American Community.
Author of: Race Matters; Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. Co-Author of: The African American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country.
Author of: Peaceable Kingdoms: New England Towns in the Eighteenth Century; Friends and Neighbors: Group Life in America's Society. Co-Editor of: Almost Chosen People: Oblique Biographies in the American Grain; Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: The Emergence of the United States, 1754-1829.