The Freedom to Move in American History

Historieprofessor Donna R. Gabaccia fra University of Minnesota besøker UiS og masterprogrammet European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) i mars, og gir mandag 31.mars forelesningen"The Freedom to Move in American History".

Is there, as the United States asserted in the nineteenth century, an "inalienable right of man to change his home and allegiance?" If so, few Americans believe any more in the existence of that right. As the United States abolished slavery and ended the confinement of its indigenous populations to so-called reservations, its restrictions on the freedom to move have shifted to its international borders and immigration policies and to the creation of what critical scholars now call a "prison-industrial" complex.