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Tag: Henry James
June 13, 2012 | 12:34 pm
February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm
While visiting Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, Henry James wondered how the sweeping tide of immigrants would ultimately affect "the idea of" America. Comparing the incorporation of foreigners to sword- and fire-swallowing feats at a circus, James reflected on what it...