PhD Candidate J.T. Jamieson on Migration and Reform in Early America (Berkeley Matrix)

October 26, 2022
PhD candidate J.T. Jamieson was featured on the Matrix podcast discussing his dissertation research on the links between migration and social benevolence programs during the early nineteenth century. Jamieson’s dissertation, “A Mere Change of Location: Migration and Reform in America, 1787-1857,” integrates the histories of religion, immigration, slavery, Indigenous dispossession, and Western expansion to argue that 19th-century social and moral reformers attempted to control the mass migrations of various peoples: African Americans, Indigenous peoples, European immigrants, and American settlers.