Zachary Schrag, professor of history at George Mason university, is the author of The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, and Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2000. He is at work on a book about the Philadelphia nativist riots of 1844.

Lewis Levin Wasn’t Nice

The first Jewish member of Congress was a virulent nativist and anti-immigration troll who ended his life in an insane asylum. He was also acclaimed as the most brilliant orator of his age.

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