Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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CHAPTER VIII
Young Men's Christian Association

Dr. Peter Roberts, Secretary for Immigration on the International Committee of the Y. M. C. A., appeared before this Committee in a public hearing on January 16, 1920. The substance of his testimony follows:

I have been working with the foreign-born for thirteen years all over the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico. I have seen hundreds of men become naturalized, and it has been my observation that if they acquire property and have families they usually make as good citizens as any one could wish -- sometimes far better than some who have the blue blood of New England in their veins. Our assumption is that if we teach a man to really know the United States, he will love the United States.

We have a complete program of education for the foreign-born which we present, comprising six activities -- English, naturalization, lectures, entertainments, recreation and advisory councils. The scope of our program is as follows:


PROGAM OF AMERICANIZATION MANAGEMENT

Survey

Know your field. Find out to what peoples your foreign-born neighbors belong, how many of them know English, and how many of them are fellow citizens. Housing and living conditions have much to do with men's outlook on life. Learn how and where the foreign-born live. Know their religious leaders. There are many folds, but one Shepherd. If you need an outline for a survey, write for one.


Advertising

Printers' ink is good, if you put your facts in order. Employers want facts and not fancies. Prepare your case well and present it clearly and concisely. The "Y" man sells goods bearing the trade-mark of heaven. If at first you don't succeed, try again. Presidents and general managers are human. They do more for the well-being of their employees than demagogues will

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • Volume IV viii
  • Addendum xviii
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • General Introduction 2011
  • Section I - Protective Governmental Measures 2015
  • Chapter I 2017
  • Chapter II 2024
  • Chapter III 2075
  • Section II - Organized Labor and Capital and Industrial Problems 2095
  • Introduction 2097
  • Chapter I 2106
  • Chapter II 2133
  • Chapter III 2148
  • Chapter IV 2151
  • Chapter V 2154
  • Chapter VI 2160
  • Chapter VII 2166
  • Chapter VIII 2174
  • Chapter IX 2180
  • Chapter X 2193
  • Chapter XI 2204
  • Chapter XII 2216
  • Chapter XIII 2226
  • Chapter XIV 2238
  • Chapter XV 2244
  • Chapter XVI 2251
  • Section III subsection I - Educational Training for Citizenship 2275
  • Introduction 2279
  • Chapter I 2293
  • Chapter II 2328
  • Chapter III - Teacher Requirements and Teacher Training 2335
  • Chapter IV - Curricula Recommended for Courses of Citizenship Training 2346
  • Chapter V - Regulated Attendance 2350
  • Chapter VI - Appropriations 2356
  • Section III subsection II 2359
  • Chapter I 2361
  • Chapter II 2366
  • Section III subsection III 2411
  • Chapter I 2417
  • Chapter II 2439
  • Chapter III 2564
  • Chapter IV 2569
  • Chapter V 2623
  • Chapter VI 2701
  • Chapter VII 2949
  • Chapter VIII 3018
  • Chapter IX 3052
  • Chapter X 3060
  • Chapter XI 3079
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