The Misconception of Immigration

Religious freedom or religious persecution?

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! -Emma Lazarus

As Americans, we tend to have a very romanticized view of 19th-century immigration.

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Lauren Harlow

Lauren Harlow

Historian • Writer • Passion for telling contested histories • she/her