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The Guarded Gate

Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

Daniel Okrent

NAMED ONE OF THE “100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—this “rigorously historical” (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out “inferiors” in the 1920s is “a sobering, valuable contribution to discu...
Publish Date
May 19
First Published in 2019
Goodreads rating
A gripping account of a dark wave in American history.     source
Jun 18, 2019
Fascinating review of an important book. 'The Guarded Gate' thoroughly documents the depth & breadth of American eugenics projects. Like Prohibition it was a movement propelled by elites who were animated by class prejudice     source