5: Excerpt from The Melting Pot by Israel Zangwill, 1908.
Suggested activity: Read the excerpt aloud with students and discuss: Why is the metaphor of the “melting pot” compelling to some people? Why might others find it problematic? What is a good metaphor for your ideal American society?
Source: Israel Zangwill, The Melting-Pot (New York: Macmillan, 1909), 36-37, accessed December 11, 2015, https://books.google.com/books?id=XHwLAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q&f=false.