Associated professor of American studies at Yale University and author of the book called Barbarian virtues: the United States encounters foreign peoples at home and abroad, 1876-1917, Matthew Frye Jacobson, wrote about how Americans in the last part of the 19th century have actually formulated the values of being barbaric against immigrants and foreigners that are both found inside and outside the country. It is from this book that wide and open reflections can be done as to how America have been influenced enough to its formation of the immigration laws in the ways that they applied racial discriminations and superiority against other races.
These attitudes of the 19th century America is considered to be …show more content…
…localized economics became integrated into the national market, and a political and religious order anchored in deference to local elites gave way to mass-based political parties organized across the nation and religious movements that responded to the popular demands for spiritual equality. Divided by race, ethnicity, and gender, new classes of wage laborers and salaried employees replaced independent white farmers and enslaved black laborers as the dominant elements in the workforce reshaped by emancipation and immigration and the rise of factories and cities (Barney, 1).
Indeed, by the second part of the century, America has tended its own revolution and constructed a society that would suit