The Politics of Immigration: Clashing Impulses

Brookhiser, Richard
December 2013
American History;Dec2013, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p17
The article looks at debates over immigration throughout U.S. history. Particular focus is given to concerns about immigration's effect on U.S. national character. Details on concerns about Irish immigration and its relationship to the French Revolution during the late 18th century are presented. Other topics include the U.S. Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, nationalism, and the stances of U.S. political parties such as the Republican Party on immigration.


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