Jean Pfaelzer

Jean Pfaelzer is a professor of English, Asian Studies, Women's Studies American Studies at the University of Delaware.

US: Dog Tags for Chinese Immigrants

Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.

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US: China’s Example for Today’s Latinos

Long before Latinos became the target of anti-immigration sentiments, Chinese laborers were in the crosshairs of nativist Americans.

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Equality Is Never Having To Say You Are Sorry (Part II)

Are apologies for racial abuses enough — or are reparations necessary?

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Equality Is Never Having To Say You Are Sorry (Part I)

How can the United States honor the struggles of immigrant laborers who helped build the country?

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The United States’ First National ID System

What is the forgotten history of the United States’ first national identity card system?

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