The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

Taft became involved in the negotiations, and summoned California Governor Hiram Johnson to Washington to discuss the likely response on the West Coast. Taft flatly warned Johnson that San Francisco would not host the Panama Pacific ...

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

Drawing on presidential speeches, letters, and administrative and archival records, a study of the attitudes of the presidents toward immigrants reflects the chief executives' support for a melting pot model rather than a nativism racism, addressing the specific policies of the presidents from McKinley through Hoover.

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