A Nation of None and All of the Above


Sun, Aug 17th, 2008 10:19 by capnasty NEWS

'Benjamin Franklin feared that his fellow white Pennsylvanians would be overwhelmed by swarthy Germans, who ?will soon so out number us, that all the advantages we have will not in my opinion be able to preserve our language, and even our government will become precarious?.'

?In the minds of many Americans of influence and position at the time, the post-1890 immigrants ? Jews, Italians, various Slavic groups, Greeks ? were probably as foreign as ?Hispanics? are today, and considered, as Hispanics are today, as in some degree ?nonwhite,??



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