One Mighty and Irresistible Tide The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965
Login /Register Please to see the link | 1.45 MB | English | Author :Jia Lynn Yang | 2020 | W. W. Norton & Company
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Named a Most Anticipated Book of May 2020 by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Kirkus Revie.
A sweeping history of the twentieth-century battle to reform American immigration la that set the stage for today’s roiling debates.
The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is at the core of the American narrative. But in 1924, Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia.
In a riveting narrative filled with a fascinating cast of characters, from the indefatigable congressman Emanuel Celler and senator Herbert Lehman to the bull-headed Nevada senator Pat McCarran, Jia Lynn Yang recounts how lawmakers, activists, and presidents from Truman through LBJ worked relentlessly to abolish the 1924 law. Through a world war, a refugee crisis…
Category : | Emigration & Immigration Law, Public Policy Immigration, Legislative Branch
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