Nativism is as American as Apple Pie
Reader comment on: Three on Immigration
Submitted by Lyle (United States), Jul 7, 2014 17:35
Recall the American Party of the 1850s (anti catholic know nothing was popular name). They ran against immigrants to hide the fact they could not agree on slavery. Or consider the 1920s KKK which was more against immigrants than Aftrican Americnas (consider that it was biggest in In, which at the time did not have a large African American community (althouth in the 1810s In tried to ban African Americans from settling there). Again it was the changing composition of the population, in the 1850 it was irish and german catholics, in the 1920s it was catholics from southern europe and other areas). Recall that the 1920s led to the national quota system of immigration with no limits on western hemisphere entries.
I do think a nice press piece might be a series on the various times in US history when nativism became big in the population.
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