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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...
Publish Date
2020
May 19
Goodreads rating
4.25
ISBN
9780393635843
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jul 30, 2020
Learn all about the mid-'60s immigration reforms that changed America but have gone largely unanalyzed. With @nytimes' @jialynnyang, whose book One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is a masterpiece. Podcast. @reason      source