In 1916 workers feeling left out of the new economy were upset with new immigrants, just like today.
They "never ceased to regard with resentment and distrust the hordes of foreigners trooping between the pillars (entrance to America)," writes the American author Winston Churchill in his 1916 book The Dwelling Place of Light.
And the worst foreigners - - the ones so-called native Americans (interesting term they used in 1916) disliked the most - - YES, YES, unbelievable - - people from Syria! Just like today!
If history does not repeat itself, someone once wrote, it sure rhymes a lot.