In this podcast, Peter Schrag, author of Not Fit for Our Society, talks to Chris Gondek about the history of immigration and nativism in America.
He finds that nativist attitudes have persisted in America for centuries, with the same arguments that were once used against European and Chinese immigrants now being used to argue for restricting immigration from Mexico and Latin America. Schrag addresses intersections between nativism and racism throughout history, and explores the concept of “the other” in American society, then and now.
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