Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

"Immigration and the Literary Test"

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"Immigration and the Literary Test"
The Messenger, Volume XLII
Page 336 (1 of 6)

Description

R. H. Adams, in a six-page essay, discusses immigration issues in the United States, with a hostile view towards Eastern European immigrants, stating "the Slavs, Poles, and Italians... are, to say the least, decidedly of the ultra-undesirable type" (337). He closes the essay by saying "We owe it as a duty to all humanity to further restrict immigration here. A literary test...should be applied to the overwhelming flood which is continually piling up at our gates" (341).

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Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Date

1916

Contributor

Caitlin McCallister

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Citation

R. H. Abrams, “"Immigration and the Literary Test",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/152.