GCC's Historical Horizons Lecture Series

Fear of the Unknown: Creating Illegal Immigrants in 19th Century America

BATAVIA, NY (11/16/2017) What: GCC's Historical Horizons Lecture Series:

Fear of the Unknown: Creating Illegal Immigrants in 19th Century America

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where: Genesee Community College Batavia Campus - One College Road, Batavia

Conable Technology Building, Room T102

Who: General Public Invited to Attend

Background: Genesee Community College's History Club proudly welcomes the public to the Batavian Campus to hear Orleans County Historian Matt Ballard present, "Fear of the Unknown: Creating the Illegal Immigrant in 19th Century America."

The theme of immigration to the United States is a relative topic in current events, but the establishment of the "illegal immigrant" only dates back to the turn of the 20th century. In the earliest years of immigration, Europeans were accepted without restriction, but an influx of new immigrants during the latter half of the 19th century raised concerns about potential impacts on American society. Uncertainty and unfounded fears created excessive restrictions focused on limiting access to specific ethnic/racial groups, religious groups, the disabled, the infirmed, and those likely to become a "public charge."

This lecture, the fourth one in the fall Historical Horizons Lecture Series, will take place on December 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building at GCC's Batavia Campus.

The lecture is FREE, open to the public and no RSVP is necessary. The lecture series is sponsored by the GCC History Club and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.

For more information go to: https://gcchistoricalhorizons.wordpress.com/ or contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

Additional Lecture Series Details: http://news.genesee.edu/news/2017/07/26/historical-horizons-third-annual-lectures-series-announced

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