[KB] anti-immigration rhetoric

Clarke Rountree rountrj at uah.edu
Mon Nov 28 11:23:45 EST 2016


I recall his admiration of Birth of a Nation--something about it striking
like lightning. I didn't know about the hyphenated Americans comment.

Thanks,

Clarke

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Camille K. Lewis <queenlewis at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
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> 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.
>
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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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