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A trio that must go

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Print shows a "Church Bell" as a female figure, an injured elephant labeled "Republican Party" with bandages and an eye patch labeled "Nov. 1882", and a Chinese man.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Religion; Bells; Chinese Americans; Emigration and immigration; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1883-09-05

In his second childhood

Description:

Illustration shows "Germania" and "Columbia" holding hands above and behind a child-like Otto von Bismarck who is tearing papers labeled "Lasker Resolution" while sitting on the floor among other torn papers labeled "German Emigration" and "French Lampoon," and a broken pull-toy of a pig labeled "American Pork" into which he has driven nails with a hammer labeled "Bad Temper." Caption: Germania to Columbia - "We shall still remain friends, in spite of this foolish old man!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Relations with Germany; International relations; Anger; Toys; Emigration and immigration; Bismarck, Otto, F├╝rst von, 1815-1898; Lasker, Eduard, 1829-1884

Date: 1884-02-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Watson Gilder

Description:

Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt proposes an article, co-written with Henry Cabot Lodge, about immigration in the United States.  Roosevelt also presents an idea for an article in which he will criticize reverence for literary works simply because they are old.  He uses Demosthenes and Cicero versus President Lincoln's Gettysburg speech as an example.  Roosevelt also inquires about his other submissions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Publishers and publishing; Emigration and immigration; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1893-04-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Prescott F. Hall

Description:

Police Commissioner Roosevelt writes to Immigration Restriction League representative Prescott F. Hall that he sympathizes with the bill Senator Lodge introduced but he can't write to Speaker of the House Reed at present because he has recently written to him on other issues and feels he has reached a limit. He adds that if Cabot can't get Reed in favor of the bill then Roosevelt certainly can't. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bills, Legislative; Emigration and immigration law; Immigration Restriction League (U.S.); Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1896-03-26

Where would we be?

Description:

Henry Cabot Lodge, labeled "A.D. 1620," cowers before a Native who is about to hit him with a club around which a paper is wrapped that states "An Act to Prevent the Country from being Overrun by Foreigners."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Immigrants; Hypocrisy; Emigration and immigration law; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1898-03-30

The ultimate cause

Description:

Illustration shows a Chinese woman with two children talking to an American missionary on a street with a market in the background. Caption: "But why is it," asked the thoughtful Chinese, "that I may go to your heaven, while I may not go to your country?" The American missionary shrugged his shoulders. "There is no Labor vote in heaven!" said he.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spiritual life; Emigration and immigration; Missionaries; Clergy; Race relations; China

Date: 1900-12-19

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry Cabot Lodge write to Theodore Roosevelt about his continued concern for Roosevelt's well-being after William McKinley's assassination. Theories about what drove Leon Czolgosz to kill McKinley are being discussed in the media. Lodge also discusses the press coverage of who would remain in the cabinet. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anxiety; Friendship; Assassination; Emigration and immigration law; Press and politics; New York (State)--Buffalo; New Jersey--Paterson Region; Russia; Illinois--Vermont; Nicaragua; Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; United States. Department of Foreign Affairs; United States. President; United States. Office of the Vice President; United States. Congress; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-09-19

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nicholas Murray Butler is concerned about the immigration service which he believes is one of the most important offices in the government. Butler agrees that Superintendent Fitchie shouldn't be retained and also suggests an investigation into the New York office and the Washington, D.C., office under Commissioner Powderly. Butler believes that Edward F. McSweeney is the strongest man in the immigration service.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Emigration and immigration--Government policy; Emigration and immigration--Political aspects; Immigration enforcement; Governmental investigations; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Fitchie, Thomas; Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from Terence Vincent Powderly to John Coleman

Description:

Commissioner General Powderly defends the transfer of John R. DeBarry to Malone, New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Transfer; Employees--Management; Emigration and immigration; New York (State)--Buffalo; New York (State)--Malone

Date: 1901-10-12

Letter from Albert Griffin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Albert Griffin argues that Cuba is important to American interests and must be "Americanized" and kept under the influence of the United States. He believes the Americanization can be achieved through immigration to Cuba.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Colonization; Emigration and immigration; Cuba

Date: 1901-10-17

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