One book that deals with Xenophobia is "New York: A Novel" by Edward Rutherfurd. This book spans the birth of New York (17th century) until 2009. There is a lot of subtle Xenophobia in this book. The sufferes were the immigrants (Irish and Italian). Another book that deals with Italian immagrants is "Elizabeth Street" by Laurie Fabiano. I started reading "The Immigrants" by Howard Fast. From what I was able to tell, this book deals with all types of Immigrants during the early part of the 20th century.
xenophobia (plural xenophobias)
- A fear of strangers or foreigners.
- A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners.
Xenophobia is still alive and well. Most people I know have the fear of people from the Middle East. It is understandable but unfair. It is unfair to group a peoples because of what a few do or have done.
One would think living in the United States and a place like New York City would jade a person of foreigners because we are the Melting Pot. Fear is a hard thing to overcome.