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hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
xenophobiaan exaggerated hostility towards or fear of foreigners. See ETHNOCENTRISM.
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]