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Immigrants in the Borderland 1880 to 1920


Date: Thursday Mar 10, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Description:

When a wave of foreign immigrants arrived in Bar Harbor in the early 19th and 20th centuries, many native-born and summer residents had well-established and powerfully-held ideas about foreigners. In time, immigrants overcame long-established prejudice, while locals and summer residents set aside their fears to create a more accepting community. In the current political climate, it is hard to miss the parallels between immigration controversies of today and those of more than a century ago.

Immigrants in the Borderland explores the convergence of cultures on Mount Desert Island in a time when nativism and racism were powerful forces in American society.

Location: Jesup Library, Bar Harbor
Contact Name: Tim Garrity
Contact Phone #: (207) 276-9323
Event web page: http://www.mdihistory.org
Event Sponsor(s): Mount Desert Island Historical Society 

This is a free event.

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