Can the United States Still Afford to be a Nation of Immigrants?

A century ago, the long wave of European immigration to the United States crested with the arrival of some 25 million people in the three decades preceding the outbreak of World War in 1914. In our own time, nearly 30 million immigrants have come to this country since 1965. What, if anything, do these two mass movements of peoples and cultures have in common? How are they different? What light can history shed on the causes and consequences of present-day immigration - and on the future of American American Culture? David Kennedy discusses.

Festival: 2006

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