Expatriate Americans

Archive Report

New Trends in American Expatriation

Of all the indications of unwelcome change in the American way of life, none is quite so blemishing to the nation's self-image as recent reports of citizens quitting their native land to seek a better life elsewhere. Few Americans can be comfortable with the thought that the United States, pre-eminently the land to which other people seek to emigrate, should now be a supplier of people for settlement in other countries.

It's not that many Americans haven't gone abroad to live in the past. Expatriation has, in fact, always been an aspect of the American experience. But for the most part, expatriates have been special people—diplomats, foreign correspondents, artists and writers, employees of American firms with overseas interests. Today there is ...

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