Tara Zahra: "America, the Not So Promised Land" in NY Times

Tara Zahra, the Co-Chair of Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Faculty Board and professor of history published an opinion piece in the New York Times this past weekend, titled "America, the Not So Promised Land." She writes: 

"One of the great myths Americans have about their country is that everyone wants to come here. Advocates and enemies of immigration share this assumption, which dates at least as far back as the turn of the 20th century. As reports of “American fever” circulated in Eastern Europe, one Polish economist, Leopold Caro, claimed that entire villages were becoming ghost towns. “Many houses stood empty, and in many others only old women and small children remained behind. In some villages the entire young generation left home.”