[KB] anti-immigration rhetoric

Camille K. Lewis queenlewis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 10:59:23 EST 2016


Woodrow Wilson's statement about "hypenated Americans" is considered
nativist. However, he made the statement in 1919 while in office:

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/wilsonleagueofnations.htm

Woodrow Wilson packed his cabinet in his second term with segregationists,
and he was a big fan of _Birth of a Nation_.

I think the case can be made that he was a nativist. His Treasury Secretary
and later son-in-law, William McAdoo, ran for the Democratic nomination in
1924, but he failed due to the overwhelming Klan support.

C



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On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Clarke Rountree <rountrj at uah.edu> wrote:

> Good example. Any party nomination winners?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 27, 2016, at 7:18 PM, John Whalen-Bridge <jwb at nus.edu.sg> wrote:
>
> Pat Buchanan, though he didn't become the nominee, ran. He was recently
> called one of America's most influential "public intellectuals" by David
> Brooks, who considers Buchanan the architect behind Trump's position.
>
> ***John Whalen-Bridge***
>    (Sent from my iPhone)
>
> On Nov 28, 2016, at 02:37, Clarke Rountree <rountrj at uah.edu> wrote:
>
> Dear Burkelers:
>
> I'm working on a paper on Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and I have a
> question: When was the last time a presidential candidate for a major
> American political party ran on a nativist platform? I assume during the
> 1890-1920 period of anti-European sentiment or the late-19th century
> anti-Chinese policies there were some major party candidates who used
> anti-immigrant rhetoric. Or did McCarthyism support anti-immigrant
> sentiment, or the opposite (to help those behind the Iron Curtain)?
>
> In my lifetime I don't recall such a nativist candidate. (Wallace in 1972
> was racist, but he wasn't representing a major party.)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Clarke
>
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