Major Paper 2
A Coggle Diagram about PARAGRAPH 1: what are the nativist views? give historical context
, Trans-National America: (see notes in notebook, quotes here)
, 3 Primary Text Documents to establish Nativist Point of View:
, PARAGRAPHS 2-5: how does my antonia counter the nativist views?
(willingness to work for low wages created conflict
, talk about how telling the story from Jim's (a man's) perspective makes the story more impactful and evokes greater sympathy for the characters (immigrants)
and vivid descriptions of how hard antonia works, of Peter and Pavel's story, Lena's story, all show how they started from the bottom but strived to work their way up- and some did. shows dedication
), Sentences to possibly include
, Editorial Cartoons to Establish Nativist View
The American River Ganges
Let the Chinese Embrace American Civilization
- Establishes the American view of the catholic faith intruding on American society, catholic bishops represented by reptiles to show how Americans disliked them
The Hyphenated American
- Establishes how Americans view the Chinese
- Purpose is to depict the hypocrisy of anti-Chinese sentiment
- Drawing of immigrants voting, half -American and half their own country. Establishes the American perspective that even assimilated immigrants will never be true Americans, shows ethnocentrism
, THESIS: By illustrating the hard work and successes of immigrants, vividly describing hardships they face, and humanizing them through Jim’s perspective in My Antonia, Willa Cather rebuts the nativists’ views that immigrants were lazy, dirty, and unable to assimilate.
, a million irish peasants fled the potato famine
In the 1880's sources of immigration began to shift to the eastern and southern europe. created low pay factory workers.
ethnic clustering because people relied on their own like to get jobs.
native-born Americans resented the influx of peasant immigrants.
, Encountering hostility from native-born Americans upon arriving in the country, most immigrants had nowhere to turn. They moved into poverty stricken neighborhoods and into neglected buildings known as tenements, which are “multifamily dwellings with several apartment-like living quarters”.