What Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Looked Like 100 Years Ago


War can turn people against their neighbors. When the First World War broke out across Europe, the people of the United States started to worry. They were afraid of the massive threat growing on the other side of the world – and with no way to lash out against it, a lot of them just took their fear out on the German-Americans who lived next door.

It’s not a part of our history that we like to talk about – but the face of America was completely changed by the fear and paranoia that swept across the country during the so-called Great War.

[Read the full article at All That Is Interesting.]

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