We’ve all heard those first three words of the preamble of the Constitution. But what does that mean? And can “We the people” mean different things at different times to different people? This complex topic can best be explored through historical moments and events. From sharecropping to immigration, participants can consider the concept of the changing meaning of citizenship and have an engaging and important dialogue about immigration today and the impact of the policies that affect us all.
Associate Professor of History at The College of New Jersey
Christopher Fisher, associate professor of history at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, earned a BA from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. in history, with a focus on US diplomacy, from Rutgers University in 2001. His areas of expertise are the US in the twentieth century, cold war culture and diplomacy, US in the World, American empire and imperialism, African-American history, and Racism and Race Relations in the US.