The Immigration and Ethnic History Society aims to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada. Founded in 1965, the Society produces the Journal of American Ethnic History. I have just had a post published on their blog, aimed at highlighting the importance of the Civil War Widows’ & Dependent Files for the study of 19th century immigration. The post deals specifically with evidence for remittance networks, a topic I will be discussing in more detail at the Irish Famine Summer School which will be hosted at the Irish National Famine Museum next June. If you are interested in reading my post on the IEHS website you can do so by clicking here.
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