Randolph S. Bourne, “Transnational America,” Atlantic Monthly, July 1916.
Madison Grant, The Passing of the Great Race (New York: Charles Scribner’s & Sons, 1923).
Theodore Roosevelt, “On Being an American,” in The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt, speeches compiled by Hermann Hagedorn (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923).
The American Yawp, Vol. 2, Ch. 22 (skim)
Imagine that the year is 1924 and that you are witnessing a hearing in the United States Senate as to whether the United States should restrict immigration, especially from eastern and southern Europe. Three expert witnesses have been called to offer their respective opinions on the matter: Randolph Bourne, Madison Grant, and Theodore Roosevelt (he apparently was resurrected for the occasion).
Write up each man’s testimony based upon their ideas, as illustrated in the readings. You will have leeway in this assignment, and can even write it up as a screenplay and have them interrupt each other and so on.