Nativism in Virginia in the 1890's
Reed, Patrick Michael, History, University of Virginia
Younger, Edward E., Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Kett, Joseph F., Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
In light of the extreme xenophobia which existed after 1915 in the South, still a region without the benefit of a large immigrant population, it is not unnatural to search for roots in the southern past. The 1890's, a decade which witnessed the arrival of record numbers of immigrants on American shores and the eruption of rabid anti-foreign and anti-Catholic sentiments in some sections of the country, is the obvious period to examine. And Virginia, a representative southern state yet located in the northeastern corner of the region, is an attractive area on which to focus.
MA (Master of Arts)
Nativism, Virginia--Emigration and immigration
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