A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans

Merelli, Annalisa
Date Written:  2017-02-12
Publisher:  Quartz
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20634

In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun. People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it.

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