Race, Immigrants, Lynching, and Prejudice

The Nativists

“Though the Irish had once been the main targets of American nativists, the story of American nativism is one in which the old immigrants, once objects of hatred, easily become the persecutors of the new.” (Serwer)

Between 1886 and 1916, there were 39 Sicilians lynched across the United States. In 1896, three Italians lynched in Hahnville…

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Robyn Kagan Harrington

Robyn Kagan Harrington

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Writing about Travel, History, Politics, Life, and Current Events.