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Hidetaka Hirota’s “Expelling the Poor” wins Rudnick Book Prize


CCNY faculty rolls out more titles

Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy,” by City College of New York historian Hidetaka Hirota is the co-winner of the 2018 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize. The prize is awarded by the New England American Studies Association to the best academic book in American studies by a scholar from the region or about the region over a two-year period.

 “Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000,” by Llana Barber (SUNY Old Westbury) was the other Rudnick winner.

“Both books re-examined commonly held thoughts about immigration in New England in ways that will shape our notions around immigration, laws associated with it, and what happens after immigration,” said Jonathan Silverman, president, New England American Studies Association.

It is the second major honor garnered by Hirota’s seminal maiden book. In the spring, “Expelling the Poor” received the Immigration and Ethnic History Society’s Best First Book Award.

Following are other new titles from CCNY faculty:

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