Trans-national America

Written in 1916, Bourne's "Trans-National America" discusses the state of the immigrant and the concept of the "melting pot" in post-World War I America.

Click here to read Randolph Bourne's "Trans-National America" from The Atlantic.

When reading, pay particular attention to how Bourne discusses the topic of American Nationalism and the immigrant's role in the evolution of this concept. Consider how this concept relates to the labor foce addressed by Zinn last week. How might the laborers discussed by Zinn be either acquescing or rebelling against the American Nationalism established by so-called "native born Anglo-Saxon Americans" (Bourne)?

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