This Immigrant Nation: Perspectives on an American Dilemma (Articles from The Nation 1868-the Present)

This Immigrant Nation: Perspectives on an American Dilemma (Articles from The Nation 1868-the Present)

by Richard Lingeman

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Overview

This unvarnished collection of articles traces evolving issues and provides a unique history of the long-running national immigration dilemma.

American immigration has been debated in the pages of The Nation almost since its founding in 1865. The magazine has generally come down on the inclusive or �liberal� side of the great debate, but the editors were not immune from the prejudices of their times�an 1891 editorial called for the exclusion of �lunatics, paupers and cripples.�

In our own time, the post-9/11 anti-terrorism mania prompted a crackdown on those with Muslim ties, however innocent.

Editor Richard Lingeman�s sentiment: �We hope this perspective will inform and inspire readers to support the reforms appropriate for America in the twenty-first century.�

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149380657
Publisher: The Nation Magazine
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 956 KB

About the Author

Richard Lingeman is a senior editor of The Nation. His books include Small Town America: A Narrative Hisory, 1620-Present; Don't You Know There's a War On? The American Home Front, 1941-1945; An American Journey: Theodore Dreiser (a two-volume biography, now available in one abridged paperback edition from John Wiley & Sons); Sinclair Lewis: Rebel From Main Street (Random House) and, most recently, Double Lives: American Writers� Friendships (Random House).

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