"Looking Backward" at Immigrant Origins - Cartoon

In a Puck cartoon titled Looking Backward, the shadows of their immigrant origins loom over the rich and powerful who wanted to deny the "new" immigrants from central and southern Europe admission to the United States. (New York Public Library)

Thought Questions

  1. Why were so many Americans opposed to the "new immigration" of the early 20th century?
  2. How did these "new immigrants" differ from the "old immigrants" of previous eras?


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