The Press: Anglo-Saxon Migration

Of all the migrant waves that have swept into Chicago in the 125 years since the city mushroomed from the swamps, none have seemed so alien or posed such social problems as a recent influx of native-born white Americans. For the past five years, at the rate of more than 1,000 a week, displaced people of Anglo-Saxon stock have been swarming into the city from the scrubby hills, marginal farms and depressed coal-mining areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. For lack of a better term, Chicagoans concerned with the problem...

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