Nativist sentiment proliferated in the era around the Civil War, as different groups like the Know-N

Nativist sentiment proliferated in the era around the Civil War, as different groups like the Know-Nothing Party and Workingmen’s Party organized around common anti-immigrant sentiment. Their reasons for opposing immigration differed, as did the immigrant groups who they opposed. In this module you read primary sources from two Nativists. Denis Kearney, a California labor activist who opposed Chinese immigration, was himself an immigrant from Ireland. Samuel Morse, the founder of Morse code, strongly opposed Irish Catholic immigration in the Northeast.