Chinese Among Others_ Emigration in Modern Times_Philip A. Kuhn


A Philadelphian in the 1860s observed, “The Irish hate the Negroes, not merely because they compete with them in labor, but because they are near to them in social rank. Therefore, the Irish favor slavery in the South, and for the same reason the laboring class of whites support it—it gratifies their pride by the existence of a class below them.”