Immigration

The United States is a country of immigrants, but the issue of immigration has long divided its citizens.

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An American Story
An American Story

The Wyeths have a long history of painting the American story

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, <em>Little Joe with Cow</em>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Little Joe with Cow

Kuniyoshi came to the US as a teen and loved his adopted country, but was considered a possible enemy during WWII.

George Luks, <em>Street Scene (Hester Street)</em>
George Luks, Street Scene (Hester Street)

Between 1880 and 1920, more than 20 million immigrants came to America.

The first modern photograph?
The first modern photograph?

Was this the first modern photograph? Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage

Superman, WWII, Japanese Americans
Superman, WWII, Japanese Americans

Superman makes an appearance in what looks (at first sight) like a Japanese print.

Immigration and the Know-Nothing Party
Immigration and the Know-Nothing Party

The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party

Light of democracy, the Statue of Liberty
Light of democracy, the Statue of Liberty

Two countries honor their love of democracy with a huge statue of a woman! Neither let women vote, though.

Prejudice at the trial of Sacco & Vanzetti
Prejudice at the trial of Sacco & Vanzetti

Shahn makes an not-so-subtle comparison between Christ and two Italians executed for a crime they didn’t commit.

<em>Strange Worlds</em>
Strange Worlds

Geller captures the tensions of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 20th-century United States.