Jessica Lee on What Donald Trump's Muslim Ban has to do with President McKinley's Assassination

Donald Trump believes he saw video of Muslim Americans cheering in Jersey City on September 11, 2001. Amazingly, on September 6, 1901 an almost identical rumor spread about Italian Americans cheering in Paterson, New Jersey after an anarchist fatally stabbed President McKinley. In this blog post for the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Freedom and Citizenship Associate Director Jessica Lee explores the origins and repercussions of both rumors.

February 15, 2017