One Mighty and Irresistible Tide
The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965
Jia Lynn Yang
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 rivetin...