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hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
xenophobiaan exaggerated hostility towards or fear of foreigners. See ETHNOCENTRISM.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
Chinese rising aimed at ousting foreign interlopers (1900). [Chinese Hist.: Van Doren, 334–335]
House Un-American Activities Committee
the Korea; so called for 300-year closed-door policy. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 286]
conducted investigations to purge government of foreign influences. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1641]
aimed at WASP control of government by depriving naturalized Americans and Roman Catholics of political rights. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 371]
New Orleans riots
from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
Sacco and Vanzetti
anti-Italian mobs lynched 11 immigrants after Sicilian murder trial (1891). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 309]
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian anarchists convicted in controversial murder trial (1921). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 411]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.