Immigrants, Progressives, and Exclusion Politics: The Dillingham Commission, 1900-1927

by

Write The First Customer Review

The "Great American Problem" at the turn of the twentieth century was immigration. In the years after the Civil War, not only had the annual numbers of immigrants skyrocketed but the demographic mix had changed. These so-called new immigrants came from eastern and southern Europe; many were Catholics or Jews. Clustered in the slums, clinging to their homeland traditions, they drew suspicion. Rumors of a papist conspiracy and a wave of anti-Semitism swept the nation as rabid nativists crusaded sometimes violently for the ...

Immigrants, Progressives, and Exclusion Politics: The Dillingham Commission, 1900-1927 2004, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803234

Hardcover

Select