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The Bully Pulpit And The Melting

The Bully Pulpit And The Melting

by Hans P. Vought
     
 
The concept of the "melting pot" was a middle-of-the-road reaction to the influx of immigrants from 1897 to 1933, somewhere between the virulent bigotry of America's many nativists and the disingenuous notion of some liberals that setting a foot in America immediately rendered one indistinguishable from the products of five generations of residency. Vought (history,

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The concept of the "melting pot" was a middle-of-the-road reaction to the influx of immigrants from 1897 to 1933, somewhere between the virulent bigotry of America's many nativists and the disingenuous notion of some liberals that setting a foot in America immediately rendered one indistinguishable from the products of five generations of residency. Vought (history, Ulster County Community College) examines why and how American presidents tended to support the "melting pot" theory in public, stating that even the immigrants from southern and eastern Europe added to the strengths of America. In fact, several, including McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson had reservations about how well some immigrants could be assimilated, and also objected to immigrants who were physically or mentally ill; they chose to promote the "melting pot" in public to smooth the waters in a politically and socially volatile time. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865548879
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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