The Ambivalent Welcome: Print Media, Public Opinion, and Immigration

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The Ambivalent Welcome
PRINT MEDIA, PUBLIC OPINION AND IMMIGRATION

Rita J. Simon and Susan H. Alexander

Westport, Connecticut PRARGER London

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction: How the Print Media Have Covered Immigration vii
  • I - A Statistical Overview of from Where and When Immigrants Came, Major Immigration Legislation, and Public Opinion Data 1
  • 1 - Who Came When and From Where: A Statistical Overview 3
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - Major Immigration Legislation and Political Party Platforms, 1880-1990 13
  • Notes 27
  • 3 - Public Opinion on Immigrants: National Polls, 1937-1990 29
  • Notes 46
  • II - The Media Surveyed 49
  • 4 - North American Review. 51
  • Notes 64
  • 5 - Saturday Evening Post 66
  • Notes 81
  • 6 - Literary Digest 83
  • Notes 117
  • 7 - Harper's, Scribner's, Atlantic, Monthly, and the Nation 120
  • Notes 147
  • 8 - Christian Century, Commentary, and Commonweal 150
  • Notes 165
  • 9 - Reader's Digest 168
  • Notes 172
  • 10 - The Big News Weeklies: Time, Life, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report 173
  • Notes 194
  • 11 - The New York Times Editorials, 1880-1990 197
  • Notes 229
  • 12 - The Miracle of Immigration: Summary and Concluding Remarks 233
  • Appendix A: Profiles of the Magazines Surveyed 247
  • Notes 255
  • Appendix B: Organized Opposition to Immigration 257
  • Notes 262
  • Selected Bibliography 263
  • Index 265
  • About the Authors *
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