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CANCELED ~ THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David Gutman in New York~ CANCELED

CANCELED ~ THE POLITICS OF ARMENIAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA, 1885-1915 with David Gutman in New York~ CANCELED

Thursday, March 25, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm Columbia University, Knox Hall, Room 208 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 Between 1885 and 1915, roughly eighty thousand Armenians migrated between the Ottoman Empire and North America. For much of this period, Ottoman state authorities viewed Armenian migrants, particularly those who returned to the empire after sojourns abroad, as a political threat to the empire’s security. In response, Istanbul worked vigorously to prevent Armenians both from migrating to and returning from North America. In response dense smuggling networks emerged to assist migrants in bypassing this migration ban. The dynamics that shaped the evolution...

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