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US Immigration

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US Immigration and Its Effects

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European Immigration

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Asian Immigration

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Latin American Immigration

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Ellis Island and New York

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Opposition to Immigration

  • Francis A. Walker: Restriction of Immigration, The Atlantic Monthly, June 1896 [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
    Warnings about "vast inpourings of southern European immigrants"
  • Wikipedia: Yellow Peril
    Anti-Asian racism.
  • Robert DeCourcey Ward: Immigration and the South, The Atlantic Monthly, November 1905 [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
    Against the North's "unloading of second-rate immigrants by sending them South."
  • William Z. Ripley: Races in the United States, The Atlantic Monthly, December 1908 [At The Atlantic] [Internet Archive version here]
    The "problem" of Mediterranean, Slavic, and Oriental races upon the character of the nation.
  • Don D. Lescohier: Immigration and the Labor Supply, The Atlantic Monthly,  November 1905 [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
    Immigrants would undermine the improved labor standards that American workers were struggling to establish.
  • Randolph S. Bourne: Transnational America, The Atlantic Monthly, July 1916 [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
    On the failure of the "Melting Pot".
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