Historical Outlook; A Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers of History Volume 13

Historical Outlook; A Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers of History Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ..."native American" toward these various foreign groups is equally interesting, for nearly every group, in the beginning, caused some alarm among those already here. In colonial times, during the French and Indian War, some were inclined to look with dissatisfaction upon the German sects whose "tender consciences" would not permit them to participate in war. Franklin was disturbed by the clannishness of the Germans in Pennsylvania, while Penn's secretary was displeased with "the swarms from the Hibernian Hive," who tended to become "a distinct people from His Majesty's subjects." The repressive measures of John Adams' presidency were not wholly the result of war hysteria. Behind the Naturalization Act particularly was a New England Federalist desire to cripple the opposite party, which attracted the foreign-born voter, or the wish to curb the influence of "wild Irishmen," who were found by a Connecticut Yankee to be "the most God-provoking Democrats on this side of Hell." In the forties, the Native American movement broke out with great violence. It was directed against various classes of immigrants, but particularly against the Irish Catholics, who were swarming into the eastern cities by the thousands. The Catholic Church for several decades was really an immigrant church, and coupled witli the political side of nativism there was a fundamental antagonism to what seemed a foreign ecclesiastical power. The result was a series of political conflicts over the questions of public and parochial schools, curricula, taxation, office-holding, etc., which made the campaigns of the forties and fifties in many localities the most violent in our history. The Know Nothing movement was a...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750810
  • 9781236750815