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The Resource One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965, Jia Lynn Yang

One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965, Jia Lynn Yang

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One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965
Title
One mighty and irresistible tide
Title remainder
the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965
Statement of responsibility
Jia Lynn Yang
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Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping history of the legislative battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for the immigration debates roiling America today. The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is today so pervasive, and seems so foundational, that it can be hard to believe Americans ever thought otherwise. But a 1924 law passed by Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing immigration from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning people from nearly all of Asia. In a compelling narrative with a fascinating cast of characters, Jia Lynn Yang recounts how a small number of lawmakers, activists, and presidents worked relentlessly for the next forty years to abolish the 1924 law and its quotas. Their efforts established the new mythology of the United States as "a nation of immigrants" that is so familiar to all of us now. Through a world war, a global refugee crisis, and a McCarthyist fever that swept the country, these Americans never stopped trying to restore the United States to a country that lived up to its vision as a home for "the huddled masses" from Emma Lazarus's famous poem. When the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, one of the most transformative laws in the country's history, ended the country's system of racial preferences among immigrants, it opened the door to Asian, Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern migration at levels never seen before-paving the way for America's modern immigration trends in ways those who debated it could hardly have imagined"--
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Yang, Jia Lynn
Dewey number
325.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6455
LC item number
.Y34 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Label
One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965, Jia Lynn Yang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"God's crucible" -- Slamming the door -- A "tragic bottleneck" -- "A land of great responsibilities" -- A son of Nevada -- Internal security -- An Irish Brahmin -- A bold proposal -- A martyr's cause
Control code
on1120099419
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780393635843
Lccn
2019050475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1120099419
  • (OCoLC)1120099419
Label
One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965, Jia Lynn Yang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"God's crucible" -- Slamming the door -- A "tragic bottleneck" -- "A land of great responsibilities" -- A son of Nevada -- Internal security -- An Irish Brahmin -- A bold proposal -- A martyr's cause
Control code
on1120099419
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780393635843
Lccn
2019050475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1120099419
  • (OCoLC)1120099419

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