No Immigrants or Radicals Need Apply: Varieties of Nativism in 1920s America
A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover
This chapter considers social and political anti-radical and nativist movements in the United States from late World War I through the early 1920s. It particularly emphasizes competing models of national identity stimulated by demographic, cultural, and economic shifts. The narrative presents a broad overview of the scholarship of recent decades on World War I antiradicalism; the first Red Scare; the Sacco and Vanzetti trial; and the second Ku Klux Klan. At the same time, it offers a subtle thread of analysis grounded in a cultural history approach where nationalism is seen as a historically contingent and ever-contested concept in modern liberal democracies. The appropriateness of standard scholarly demarcations between legitimate and deviant nationalisms is questioned in ways that suggest avenues for future research.
History of racism
Pavuk, Alexander, "No Immigrants or Radicals Need Apply: Varieties of Nativism in 1920s America" (2014). College of Liberal Arts. 22.
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