Historians for 2005 - 2006
Workshops and Summer Seminar

Professor Roger Daniels, a historian of the modern United States roughly from the Gilded Age to the present, specializes in the history of immigration in general and the history of Asian Americans in particular. He has published fourteen books, including Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882 (Hill and Wanf, 2004), American Immigration: A Student Companion (2001).Debating American Immigration (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890–1924 (Ivan R. Dee, 1997); Prisoners without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (Hill & Wang, 1993, 2nd ed., 2004)); Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (HarperCollins, 1990, 2nd ed, 2002); Asian Americans: Emerging Minorities (Prentice Hall, 1987, 3rd. ed., 2001); Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1850 (University of Washington Press, 1988); Concentration Camps North America: Japanese in the United States and Canada during World War II (Kreiger, 1981); The Bonus March: An Episode of the Great Depression (Greenwood, 1971); American Racism: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice (Prentice Hall, 1970); and The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion (University of California Press, 1962). He also has published more than a hundred articles, essays, and chapters in books, and he has edited more than seventy-five volumes. Professor Daniels is the founding editor of the Asian American Experience series for the University of Illinois Press. He has also been a consultant for many public television programs, most recently as senior historical advisor on the three-part film by the Moyers organization called "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience" shown on PBS in March 2003, as well as several educational videos. Professor Daniels has served as president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and as president of the Immigration History Society, as well as serving on the executive board of the Organization of American Historians. He has been a consultant to a number of public bodies and has testified as an expert witness before the United States Senate and other governmental bodies. His most meaningful public service was as the primary historical consultant for the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and as a member of the history committee that helped to plan the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island and is currently planning its expansion. Professor Daniels has lectured widely in North America and Europe, and he has been a visiting professor at two American universities (Utah and Alaska) and two Canadian Universities (once at Toronto and three times at Calgary), most recently as the occupant of the Fulbright Chair of North American Studies at Calgary. In Europe, he was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Hamburg, and he has taught at the University of Innsbruck twice, and at Martin Luther University in Halle and the University of Munich where he held the Eric Voegelin Chair.

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Professor Daniels is currently completing two books, a medium-sized one volume biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and an analysis of the so-called Japanese American cases of 1942-44, and their continuing history and influence.


Madeline Hsu's life, like her scholarship, bridges the United States and Asia. Hsu, a professor of Asian American studies since 1996, researches Asian immigrants to the United States, particularly those who came from China or Taiwan. It's a topic of great professional and personal interest to Hsu, who traces much of the inspiration for her work to her grandfathers and their tales of life as immigrants.

After finishing undergraduate work at Pomona, Hsu began a doctoral program in Chinese history at Yale. She intended to study medieval Chinese women's history, but soon turned to an interest born out of her family history -- Chinese emigration. "I was somewhat of an anomaly at Yale," Hsu says. "The university was strong in Chinese history and in American studies, but there wasn't anyone specifically working on Asian American studies." As a result, Hsu developed a strong background in both Chinese history and American studies, which served her well when it came time to write her dissertation on the migration of men to America from Taishan, a coastal province of China. Until 1965, more than half of all Chinese in America came from Taishan.

Hsu conducted research on the West Coast and in China, combing through Chinese language gazetteers, newspapers and magazines. She also interviewed men in both countries about the trials of long-distance marriages. Her research led to her dissertation, a 2001 book Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home and her position at SFSU.

  Dr. Barry Joyce, Associate Professor, is the Director of the History Secondary Education program at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Riverside, in 1995. Last year he published The Shaping of American Ethnography; The Wilkes Exploration Expedition, 1838-1842 (2001). He teaches courses on the American West, Native American History, and the Gilded Age. He also leads study programs into the American Southwest for both Delaware students and German teachers. His research interests include any topic that enables him to better understand the origin, evolution and shaping of American images and ideas.

In 2003 the National Council of Social Studies gave the highest possible rating to Joyce’s Secondary Education program. NCSS considers the program to be a model for Secondary Education programs nationwide. Dr. Joyce has recently been commissioned to conduct workshops for teachers in Germany, helping them to incorporate American history and culture into their English and Social Studies instruction.
Alan M. Kraut is Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York (1968) and his M.A.(1971) and Ph.D. (1975) from Cornell University. In 1995, he was Visiting Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University. Dr. Kraut is a specialist in U.S. immigration and ethnic history, the history of medicine in the United States, and nineteenth century U.S. social history.

He is the author of four books and over a hundred articles and book reviews. His books include, The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921 (1982; rev. 2001), an edited volume, Crusaders and Compromisers: Essays on the Relationship of the Antislavery Struggle to the Antebellum Party System(1983), American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945 (co-authored), and Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace" (1994). The latter volume won several national awards, including the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Phi Alpha Theta Award for the Best Book in History by an established author. His scholarship has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Institutes of Health.

Active in bringing history to a broader, non-academic audience, he has served as a member of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island History Committee, a consultant to the National Park Service, and an adviser to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, as well as an historical consultant to documentaries broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Station and the History Channel. In 2000, he was elected President of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, the largest organization of immigration scholars in the country. He is also sits on the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society.
In spring, 1999 Dr. Kraut was named American University's Scholar/Teacher of the Year, the institution's highest academic honor.

Mark J. Miller joined University of Delaware in 1978. He specializes in Comparative Politics, European Politics and Migration Studies.

Dr. Miller teaches courses in European politics, international migration, Arab/Israeli politics, comparative political terrorism and the politics of post-industrial states. His research interests include comparative immigration and refugee policies, global migration and migration and security.


Stephen J. Pitti is Associate Professor of History, American Studies, and Ethnicity, Race & Migration at Yale University.

Professor Pitti, who was raised in Sacramento, California, and received his PhD from Stanford University in 1998, is the author of The Devil in Silicon Valley: Race, Mexican Americans, and Northern California (2003) and articles on Chicano history and historiography. He is currently working on two book projects: The World of Céasar Chávez (forthcoming, Yale University Press) and Leaving California: Race from the Golden State (in process).

He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Western History, 20th-century immigration, civil rights, and related subjects. He currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies of Yale's American Studies Program. And he directs the Latina/o History Project, which explores ethnic Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, and other Latino histories in the United States, their links and divisions, their diversity, and their cultures and politics.

To enroll in the Teaching American History program contact:
Kathy DeFoe, SOE
105D Willard Hall,
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: 302.831.1625