But although his actions may often seem unprecedented, they are not as unusual as many people believe. This story doesn't begin with Trump.
Author: Daniel Denvir
Category: Political Science
A major recasting of American history from the vantage of immigration politics It is often said that with the election of Donald Trump nativism was raised from the dead. After all, here was a president who organized his campaign around a rhetoric of unvarnished racism and xenophobia. Among his first acts on taking office was to issue an executive order blocking Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. But although his actions may often seem unprecedented, they are not as unusual as many people believe. This story doesn't begin with Trump. For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and again that "illegal immigration" is a threat to the nation's security, wellbeing, and future. The profound forces of all-American nativism have, in fact, been pushing politics so far to the right over the last forty years that, for many people, Trump began to look reasonable. As Daniel Denvir argues, issues as diverse as austerity economics, free trade, mass incarceration, the drug war, the contours of the post 9/11 security state, and, yes, Donald Trump and the Alt-Right movement are united by the ideology of nativism, which binds together assorted anxieties and concerns into a ruthless political project. All-American Nativism provides a powerful and impressively researched account of the long but often forgotten history that gave us Donald Trump.
In the midst ' of such rapid social change all Americans could not be sure that
these , and other types of institutions taking shape throughout the land were
completely " right ” or “ wholly American . " These newer modes of social
Irish Protestant immigrants attempted 'to make it clear to all Americans that in
religion, culture, and capacity for ... were also closely associated with the waves
of nativism and anti-Catholicism engulfing America in the 1840s and 1850s.
Author: Lindsey Flewelling
Publisher: Reappraisals in Irish History
Two Irelands beyond the Sea: Ulster Unionism and America, 1880-1920 uncovers the transnational movement by Ireland's unionists as they worked to maintain the Union with Great Britain during the Home Rule era of Irish history. Overshadowed by Irish-American nationalist relations in this era, this transnational movement attempted to bridge the Atlantic to gain support for unionism from the United States. During the Home Rule era, unionists were anxious about Irish-American extremism, apprehensive of American involvement in the Irish question, and eager sought support for their own movement. Two Irelands beyond the Sea explores the political, social, religious, and ethnic connections between Irish unionists and the United States as unionists appealed to Americans for backing and reacted to Irish nationalism. The role of the United States in unionist political thought is also investigated, as unionists used American history, political systems, and Scotch-Irish ethnic traditions to bring legitimacy to their own movement. This examination drives the historical study of Irish unionism into a new arena, illustrating that Irish unionists were much more internationally-focused than traditionally portrayed. Two Irelands beyond the Sea challenges our understanding of Irish unionism by revealing the many ways in which unionists reached out to the United States, sought international support, and constructed their own image of America to legitimize the unionist movement.
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Riofrancos Toward Freedom The Case against Race Reductionism TOURE F.
Author: Toure Reed
Category: Political Science
The fate of poor and working-class African Americans-who are unquestionably represented among neoliberalism's victims-is inextricably linked to that of other poor and working-class Americans Reed contends that the road to a more just society for African Americans and everyone else is obstructed, in part, by a discourse that equates entrepreneurialism with freedom and independence. This, ultimately, insists on divorcing race and class. In the age of runaway inequality and Black Lives Matter, there is an emerging consensus that our society has failed to redress racial disparities. The culprit, however, is not the sway of a metaphysical racism or the modern survival of a primordial tribalism. Instead, it can be traced to far more comprehensible forces, such as the contradictions in access to New Deal era welfare programs, the blinders imposed by the Cold War, and Ronald Reagan's neoliberal assault on the half-century long Keynesian consensus.
He also told Michael that the priest had given him money to bring as many voters
as he could to America . ... The themes of these books could be expressed in the
words of Hibernicus : “ Leave , then all religions to the mercy of God , " and ...
Thus, key for Higham's argument is the power of ideas in shaping individual behavior and thereby shaping history. This text is an absolute must-read for anyone seeking to understand American nativism and the darker side of nationalism.
Author: John Higham
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Higham's work stands as the seminal work in the history of American nativism. The work is a careful, well-documented study of nationalism and ethnic prejudice, and chronicles the power and violence of these two ideas in American society from 1860 to 1925. He significantly moves beyond previous treatments of nativism, both in chronology and in interpretive sophistication. Higham defines nativism as a defensive type of nationalism or an intense opposition to an internal minority on the grounds of the group's foreign connections. By defining nativism as a set of attitudes or a state of mind, he sets the course for his book as tracing "trace an emotionally charged impulse" rather than "an actual social process or condition." As he argues that the ideological content of nativism remained consistent, he uses emotional intensity as a measure to trace in detail public opinion from the relative calm following the Civil War to the Johnson-Reed act of 1924 that severely limited European immigration. Strangers in the Land is, then, a history of public opinion, whose purpose is to show how nativism evolved in society and in action. Higham seeks to explain what could inflame xenophobia and who resisted it. He saw his work as part of a renewed interest in the study of nationalism following the national upheavals in the wake of the McCarthy hearings. Surely Higham's mentor at the University of Wisconsin, intellectual historian Merle Curti, influenced Higham's approach in seeking to examine the power of nationalism as an idea. Also influential was the intellectual climate of the 1950s with its of distrust of ideology and distain of prejudice. Higham admits being repelled by the nationalist delusions of the Cold War, again helping to explain why his study concentrates on seeking some explanation for the irrational and violent outbreaks. The book thus focuses on points of conflict, "antagonisms that belong within ideologies of passionate national consciousness." For example, Higham's explains the 100 percent American movement in terms of progressive ideals and the desire of Americans to shape immigrants into a particular ideal of "Americanness" through education and assimilation. This intellectual construct eventually gave way to the racial thinking to which Higham assigns much influence in the efforts to restrict immigration. Ideology is also central to his chapter on the history of the idea of racism in which he argues that Anglo-Saxon nationalism, literary naturalism and a nascent understanding of genetics combined to bring forth arguments for immigration restriction to preserve the racial purity of the American people. Thus, key for Higham's argument is the power of ideas in shaping individual behavior and thereby shaping history. This text is an absolute must-read for anyone seeking to understand American nativism and the darker side of nationalism.
Author: John Christine WolkerstorferPublish On: 1973
... chosen of God " with American tradition provided fertile ground for the nativist
tendency to make all American tradition and structures & religious cult ir itself .
Seeing themselves as saviors of the American Furitan heritage , this relatively
though Americans may never be fully ready for " the functionally strategic
convergence of the standards by which ... Others attributed it to the general
insecurity of all Americans and especially the chronic dissatisfaction with what
many had ...
But the Ethnocentric Demon is certainly flexible enough to claim all the credit he
can for the discrimination against women and to do all he can to see that it
continues . Finally , there is the most subtle of all American ethnocentrisms , nativism .
The idea of an American party , exclusive of foreigners who have been
naturalized may suit the contracted understandings and narrow prejudices of the
supporters of the alien laws but no true friend of his country . We are all Americans , who ...
of American colonization and later shaped American nationalism and nativism . ...
World War I consolidated this tendency by aligning all Americans against
German Americans and , by extension , against foreign elements in general .
I hope you agree that we must preserve the precious bond that unites all Americans into one nation . Juan F ... 269 , 328 – 33 , 335 – 38 , 340 - 49 ( 1992 )
American nativism and racism have targeted many groups throughout our history
Author: Richard Delgado
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
This casebook contains an array of issues relating to this important and rapidly growing group: legal, social construction, language, education, immigration, stereotyping, workplace discrimination, rebellious lawyering, and the special issues of Latinos. Beginning with histories of the main subgroups, early sections discuss theoretical approaches such as post-colonialism, critical race theory, and the black-white binary of race that have proved useful in understanding the Latino condition. With a rich selection of cases, statutes, documents, notes, questions, and bibliographic references, this volume represents a welcome resource for teachers, scholars, and students.
Here again the nativist complaint presupposed that the objectionable foreigners
were unassimilated , and its error lay in the broadness of the dictum that all the
foreignborn should be refused office . The nativist plan was to educate public ...
The real character of American nativism is hardly to be estimated from the
theories that it formulated as planation of its efforts . Without a better key to its real
nature it ...
As Higham pointed out , nativism and nationalism were closely connected ; nativism translated " broader cultural ... Hoffa felt the need to tell " all Americans "
3John Higham , Strangers in the Land : Patterns of American Nativism , 1860-
the American Republic , but a union of American Catholics with Catholics all over
the world : Many argue that no danger is to be apprehended from papists to free
institutions , in a country like this , where they form so small a proportion of the ...
Most important of all, in the author's own words, this is not "a book about
crackpots, though there are crackpots in it; it deals ... It tries to show how American nativism evolved its own distinctive patterns, how it has ebbed and
flowed under the ...
What it all added up to was that the native - born white AngloSaxon American
believed himself to be , by virtue of nativity and ... The division of superior and
inferior peoples according to race or stock is plainly racism , not merely nativism .
SB 1070 , and the New American Nativism whites see themselves as the rightful
owners of the land , while people of ... that this is “ color - blind ” legislation , and
as such , it ought to be supported by all Americans who believe in law and order .
Category: Hispanic Americans
Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o-Latina/o cultural, political, and social issues.
And all have had to overcome the prejudice spawned by that side of the
American character which fears change or diversity . ... One description , using
the image of a melting pot , suggests that all Americans have merged into a
common national character , composed of its many ... Classic history of American nativism .
Author: J. William T. Youngs
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Highly regarded for its excellent writing, American Realities, is a well-respected secondary source collection that uses a unique anecdotal style and focuses on the important people and events in our country's history. The book covers political, social, and cultural issues, events and individuals. Appropriate for anyone interested in American history.
I think it ' s a great American tradition and I think immigrants coming to America
and trying to pursue the American dream . . . provides us with a constant
reminder of what it means to be American . In some ways , the most American
people are ...
Author: Brian N. Fry
Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
Category: Social Science
Fry seeks to interpret historical and contemporary expressions of American nativism with reference to Blumer's group position framework. Fry interprets these initiatives as collective attempts by self-identified natives to secure or retain prior or exclusive rights to valued resources against the challenges reputedly posed by resident or prospective populations on the basis of their perceived foreignness. Fry uses the perspectives of symbolic interactionism and rational choice theory to examine the history of American immigration and immigrant policies, and the politics of immigration reform. His research underscores the importance of institutionalized boundaries, the perception of threat, and power relations in negotiating questions of immigrant admittance and membership.