Thursday, December 6, 2007

The History Project

Historical political cartoons depicting how nativism has been rampant throughout American history. From The History Project at UC Davis.

Roland's Notes about this image:Anti-Chinese advertisement for cleaning fluid implies that the US can get along without recourse to cheap Chinese labor. c. 1886.
Citation:Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540. LC-USZC4-2045. In Mary Cable and the Eds. of American Heritage, American Manners and Morals, 1969, p. 243.

Roland's Notes about this image:U.S. workers to Congressman: "You protect us against the importations of the productions of European pauper labor, but not against the importation of pauper labor itself!" Captions on buildings: "Cheap Steerage Rates, Number of Immigrants in Six Years 1881-86 inclusive 3,309,886!!" Caption on banner: "European Cheap Labor." The rich man near the immigrants is a smiling monopolist. 1887?
Citation:In Wayne Moquin, ed., Makers of America, Vol. 4, William Benton, Publisher, 1971, p. 71.

Roland's Notes about this image:The one unmixable element in the national pot was the Irish. A female U.S. figure, ("Uncle Samantha"?) stirs various stereotypes of different nationalities into the American melting pot, in "The Mortar of Assimiliation," 1889. Cartoon. Duplicate of IM-F-42.
Citation:Puck, June 26, 1889. In Bernard A. Weisberger, The American Heritage History of the American People, 1971, p. 175.

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Damn Mexicans said...

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Damn Mexicans said...

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