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Nativism and Social Closure: A Comparison of Four Social Movements

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The study of nativism needs more attention than it has been given by sociologists concerned with religious, ethnic and racial intolerance. Nativism is a nineteenth century form of bigotry. The concept came into use in the United States around 1840 signifying the opposition of America's white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants (WASPs) to the massive influx of Irish Roman Catholics to the eastern seabord of the United States. For the WASPS. Roman Catholicism was un-American in that its adherents allied themselves with the Pope who was a foreign leader. (Higham, 1975: 106) However, while nativism was more of a nineteenth century phenomenon associated with the United States, a comparative study of nativism between the United States and Canada might help to uncover the similarities and differences in intolerance between the two nations.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Sociology, York University, North York, M3J 1P3, Canada


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