The United States is a country of immigrants, but the issue of immigration has long divided its citizens.
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Painted after the end of World War I and amid pressure to "represent his race" as a Black man, Tanner brings biblical scenes into the modern world
Rolanda, a close friend of Frida Kahlo, explores her Mexican identity in the 1930s with surrealism and a volcano
The Know-Nothings: a short-lived party with long-term influence.
The Wyeths have a long history of painting the American story
Kuniyoshi came to the US as a teen and loved his adopted country, but was considered a possible enemy during WWII.
Between 1880 and 1920, more than 20 million immigrants came to America.
Was this the first modern photograph? Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage
Superman makes an appearance in what looks (at first sight) like a Japanese print.
The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party
Two countries honor their love of democracy with a huge statue of a woman! Neither let women vote, though.
Shahn makes an not-so-subtle comparison between Christ and two Italians executed for a crime they didn’t commit.
Geller captures the tensions of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 20th-century United States.