Up Next: Nativism

Going over the comments and e-mails I’ve received about the blog in the last month, it seems appropriate to dedicate upcoming posts to the topic of nativism. Many readers, particularly those who oppose immigrants and immigration reform, tend to use the word as if it were a positive attribution (i.e., patriotic, or pro navtive-born). I’ll be away for several days for a family event, but will dedicate one or more posts on the term and its history vis-a-vis U.S. immigration history.

For now, I leave you with this link from American Heritage magazine, which discusses an earlier era of immigration to the U.S., the 1850s.


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