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"Where the Blame Lies," Sackett and Wilhelms Litho. Co., April 4, 1891.
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Cartoon shows a man holding a top hat in one hand and gesturing toward horde of arriving immigrants.

Credit: Library of Congress

Fear of immigrants was widespread in the United States. In this cartoon, published five years after the Haymarket Square riot and one year before the Homestead Strike, illustrator Grant Hamilton placed a judge scolding Uncle Sam: "If Immigration was properly Restricted you would no longer be troubled with Anarchy, Socialism, the Mafia and such kindred evils!" From New York Harbor behind them comes a horde of arriving immigrants labeled "German socialist," "Russian anarchist," "Polish vagabond," "Italian brigand," "English convict," and "Irish pauper."

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