Friday, February 27, 2009

IMMIGRANTS' FIRST VIEW OF AMERICA

IMMIGRANTS' FIRST VIEW OF AMERICAIMMIGRANTS' FIRST VIEW OF AMERICA From the painting by C. W. Jefferys. A CHRONICLE OF AMERICANS IN THE MAKING, BY SAMUEL P. ORTH

The Chronicles of America Series By Allen Johnson Edition: abridged Published by , 1920.

The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

This inage may however not be in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case C.W. (Charles William) Jefferys 1869-1951) and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of the year of death. If your use will be outside the United States please check your local law.

OUR FOREIGNERS CHAPTER I OPENING THE DOUR

Long before men awoke to the vision of America, the Old World was the scene of many stupendous migrations. One after another, the Goths, the Huns, the Saracens, the Turks, and the Tatars, by the sheer tidal force of their numbers threatened to engulf the ancient and medieval civilization of Europe. But neither in the motives prompting them nor in the effect they produced, nor yet in the magnitude of their numbers, will such migrations bear comparison with the great exodus of European peoples which in the course of three centuries has made the United States of America.

That movement of races — first across the sea and then across the land to yet another sea, which set in with the English occupation of Virginia in 1607 and which has continued from that day to this an almost ceaseless stream of millions of human beings seeking in the New World what was denied them in the Old — has no parallel in history.

1 comment:

Richard W. Posner said...

"That movement of races..."
There are NO separate races of the species Homo sapiens.
"There is only one race - the human race"
Mahatma Gandhi

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