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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Roger Daniels

Roger DanielsA past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era as well as the Immigration History Society, Roger Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and is a planning committee member for the immigration museum on Ellis Island. His recent works include Not Like Us: Immigration and Minorities in America, 1890-1924 (1997); an expanded edition of Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (2002); Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants (2004); an expanded edition of Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (2004); The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War (2013); Franklin D. Roosevelt Vol. 1: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939 (2015); and Franklin D. Roosevelt Vol. 2: The War Years, 1939-1945 (2016). Shortly after his retirement, Daniels moved to Bellevue, Washington, which reunited three generations of his family. He continues to research, write, consult, and lecture. He is current completing a book on the concentration camp at Tule Lake, California, in collaboration with Barbara Takei.

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