Unformatted text preview: employment, mutual benefit organizations, and the Catholic Church that would support the immigrants in the new country. • By the end of the nineteenth century, nativist stereotypes of the “apelike” Irish were giving way to negative stereotypes of southern and eastern European immigrants, especially those who were Catholics and Jews. Italian immigrants were scorned by nativists as dangerous, contemptible, inferior, and disloyal. Popular writers, scholars, and members of Congress warned of the peril of allowing these “inferior” stocks from Europe into the United States; it was held that newer immigrants would make Americans a mongrel race....
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- Fall '10
- European Union, Immigration to the United States, Italian immigrants