|America And Imigration
America and Immigration
When reading two articles that are decades apart, one sees that the nation’s, as a whole, opinion has changed about immigrants. In an article from 1905 the South wanted immigrants because they were cheap labor. Almost 80 years later, in 1983, the South had a different opinion about immigrants. In his 1905 article, “Immigration and the South,” Robert DeCoury Ward just begins to touch on the idea that immigrants could be bad for America’s economy. On the contrary, the 1983 article, “Immigration: How It’s Affecting US,” James Fallows bluntly tells of immigration being harmful to the U.S. economy.
When Robert DeCoury Ward wrote his article “Immigration and the South,” it was during a time when there was a heavy flow of immigrants to the North and the South was just beginning to receive immigrants. The North was clearly growing tired of th...