Mass Historical Society: Immigration and Urban History Seminar | Susan Eckstein (Boston University)


Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:15pm to 7:30pm


Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

"Cuban Immigration and Exceptionalism: The Long Cold War"
For decades, the United States government has privileged Cubans over other immigrant groups. During the Cold War, policy-makers extended far more refugee benefits and immigrant privileges to Cubans than to persons seeking refuge from other Communist regimes, and this exceptionalism has continued to this day. This presentation will focus on the complex roots of these benefits and the likely reform in Cuban immigration policy.

Note that this session only will begin with a light supper at 5:15 PM, and the program will follow at 6:00 PM.

Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.

To RSVP: Email or phone 617-646-0568. Please give your name, the name of the seminar you will attend, and the names of your guests. Questions? Phone Kate Viens, Research Coordinator, at 617-646-0568 or email

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Susan Eckstein, Boston University Comment: Christine Thurlow Brenner, University of Massachusetts—Boston