Melting Pot - meaning

James G. Carrier (jgc5p@UVA.PCMAIL.VIRGINIA.EDU)
Tue, 14 Dec 1993 07:59:14 EST

The penny finally dropped, after decades of hearing and reading about the
`melting pot'.
The image comes out of metallurgy or foundary work; perhaps alchemy.
Does this not seem a strange place from which to draw an image? Was
metallurgy a more common experience late in the 19th C than it is now?

Yours, curiously,

James G. Carrier

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