They Who Knock at Our Gates: A Complete Gospel of Immigration (Version 2)

Mary Antin (1881 - 1949)

In this extended essay, Mary Antin asks us to consider three questions:

First: A question of principle: Have we any right to regulate immigration?
Second: A question of fact: What is the nature of our present immigration?
Third: A question of interpretation: Is immigration good for us?

In doing so, she asks us to step back from the usual discussion around immigration, which tends to focus on practical matters, and consider the underlying principles involved. What do we owe our fellow humans and what is our national mission as Americans? (summary by Zachary Katz-Stein)

Genre(s): Essays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Zachary Katz-Stein
00:03:20
Play 01 The Law of the Fathers Zachary Katz-Stein
00:33:36
Play 02 Judges in the Gates, Part 1 Zachary Katz-Stein
00:31:51
Play 03 Judges in the Gates, Part 2 Zachary Katz-Stein
00:41:39
Play 04 The Fiery Furnace Zachary Katz-Stein
00:49:16