Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925

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Rutgers University Press, 1988 - 447 strani
Nativism has been hard for historians to define. The word is distinctively American, a product of a specific chain of events in eastern American cities in the late 1830's and early 1840's. Yet it has a meaning so broad and indefinite that sometimes it seems to refer to a perennial human experience. Does nativism consist only of a particular complex of attitudes dominant in the anti-foreign crusade of the mid-nineteenth century? Or does it extend to every occasion when native inhabitants of a country turn their faces or raise their hands against strangers in their midst? What is nativism?

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Contents
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THE AGE OF CONFIDENCE
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CRISIS IN THE EIGHTIES
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John William Higham (October 26, 1920 - July 26, 2003) was an American historian, scholar of American culture, historiography and ethnicity.[1] In the 1950s he was a prominent critic of Consensus history. Historian Dorothy Ross says, "The multi-ethnic environment of his early life in Queens, the wartime optimism, and his immersion in Progressive history, with its fundamental faith in American democracy, gave him a vision of an egalitarian, cosmopolitan, American nationalism in which he never lost faith.

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