From the archives: How immigration shapes America

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Seen through fencing, the Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island August 14, 2019, in New York City.
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Indivisible Radio examined America in transition, during President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
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This week’s Big Books and Bold Ideas features a conversation with historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book, “Bad Mexicans.” It tells the dramatic and often overlooked story of the magonistas, the migrant rebels who sparked the 1910 Mexican Revolution from the United States, and how their escapades threatened to undo the rise of Anglo-American power, on both sides of the border, and created the world of fraught immigration we live in today.

To prepare for that discussion, here’s a selection from the archives — a 2017 “Indivisible” conversation Miller had with Eboo Patel and Tamar Jacoby that examines how America’s history as a land of immigrants can be maintained under then President Trump’s divisive immigration policies.


To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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