The Unrestricted Dumping Ground

A Judge cartoon from 1903, playing to fears of socialism, anarchism and the Mafia, imported “direct from the slums of Europe daily.” The background figure is that of the late President William McKinley, who was assassinated by the son of an immigrant two years earlier. Judge was a leading Republican magazine of the time, and was forever fretting about the effects of polluting the native racial strain---especially since most of the immigrants, once they won the vote, tended to vote for Democrats.

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