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They were not fully American lands, but tariff laws against foreign products did not apply to them, so sugar could be imported without fees. Sugar was in, but what about the people who grew it? In 1904, in Gonzalez v. Williams, the Fuller Court decided that Puerto Ricans were not aliens, but they were not citizens, either. They were non‐citizen nationals to whom neither immigration laws nor the perquisites of citizenship applied. They could not vote. W. Griffith’s attention in his 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, which was based in part on a history of Reconstruction written by a then‐college professor, Woodrow Wilson.
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A Search for Order”: Industrialization and its Consequences While Mugwump historiography may have led to a focus on urban and state politics in the Northeast, the turbulent 1960s shifted the main focus of Progressive Era historiography. In 1967 Robert H. Wiebe published an influential interpretation of industrial‐era America, The Search for Order, 1877–1920. Like Goldman and Hofstadter (the latter of whom he later acknowledged reading in graduate school), Wiebe’s book was synthetic rather than focused on detailed primary source analysis.