Dr. David E. Gutman, Associate Professor of History at Manhattanville College, will present his recently published book “The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915” (Edinburgh Univ. Press) at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. The presentation will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Museum’s Sheen Chapel, located at 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345. The program is co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.
“The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915” tells the story of Arme-nian migration to North America in the late Ottoman period, and Istanbul’s efforts to prevent it. It shows how, just as in the present, migrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were forced to travel through clandestine smuggling networks, frustrating the enforcement of the ban on migration. Further, migrants who attempted to return home from sojourns in North America risked debarment at the border and deportation, while the retur