Lathrop Brown speech to House of Representatives about immigration
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American Philosophical Society, ERO, MSC77,Ser1,Box61: Trait Flies
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Lathrop Brown speech to House of Representatives about immigration

Immigration In the light of the recent scientific research, I am forced to the belief that, by reason of the inherited qualities of mental soundness or defect, this House in this legislation must now decide whether, by adopting the unjust and inefficient literacy cause, it will burden our splendid and unequal race with defectives, degenerates, and criminals through unnumbered generations, or whether, by rejecting the literacy clause and by substituting therefor[sic] some wise amendments, it will admit the progenitors of normal, sane, and industrious citizens, whose good qualities through the years to come will be transmitted unimpaired to their sturdy American descendants. Speech Of Hon. Lathrop Brown Of New York In the House of Representatives January 30, 1914 [graphic] Washington Government Printing Office 1914 27797-12716

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