U.S. Responses to Immigration
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...Americanization, 1880-1924, the author uses eight documents and two essays to demonstrate the prevalent, contrasting attitudes towards immigrants at the turn of the nineteenth century. A Protestant clergyman (309), Josiah Strong, warns of the multiple perils of allowing immigration, contending that the immigrants, with low morals, criminal tendencies, involvement in liquor traffic, and belief in Mormonism, Catholicism and Socialism, exert a negative influence on the natives. In the same vein, The Immigration Restriction League (310) accuses immigrants of increasing unemployment and of largely being paupers... Responses to Immigration. In chapter 10, Responses to Immigration: Exclusion, Restriction, and...