Untold Stories: Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now

May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St
St Paul, MN 55106
Alayne Hopkins 651-222-3242 Email

Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017


Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now

The politicization of anti-immigrant fears is nothing new, nor are grassroots efforts to resist such campaigns. Join East Side Freedom Library co-executive director Peter Rachleff as he discusses the ways that business and political leaders promoted nativism in WWI era Minnesota as a means to squelch the labor movement and its farmer allies. Peter’s presentation will bring us into a conversation between the past and the present as we consider the re-emergence of nativism today.


About Untold Stories

In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have featured historian Robin D.G. Kelley, singer Larry Long, author Cheri Register, and walking tours by local historian Dave Riehle. The series received the 2003 John Sessions Memorial Award from the American Library Association for service to the labor community. 

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