All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        7-12

        Accessibility

        Auditory, Visual

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of WNET
        79 Favorites
        1931 Views

        A Colony of Aliens

        In this video from Faces of America, historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. speaks with comedian Stephen Colbert about anti-immigration sentiment present at the time of his German ancestors arrival to the United States. Gates has Colbert read a passage from an objection Benjamin Franklin had to German immigrants settling in Pennsylvania and specifically of his fears that the new German immigrants would “Germanize” the population.

        Learn more about Faces of America.

        Contributor:
        Funder:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now