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David Kennedy

David Kennedy is Donald McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-45 won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize.

Race, immigration and democracy in America

David Kennedy, 22 February 2001

A mutter of disquiet undulated through the clan-proud, old-stock Daughters of the American Revolution when Franklin Roosevelt once impishly greeted them as ‘my fellow immigrants’. Roosevelt later elaborated: ‘All of our people all over the country – except the pure-blooded Indians – are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over...

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