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Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War

Author: Carl J Bon Tempo
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2008]
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions. The first comprehensive historical exploration of American refugee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl J Bon Tempo
ISBN: 9780691123325 0691123322
OCLC Number: 216615601
Description: xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Americans at the gate --
"The age of the uprooted man" : the United States and refugees, 1900-1952 --
"A mystic maze of enforcement" : the refugee relief program --
"From Hungary, new Americans" : the United States and Hungarian refugees --
"Half a loaf" : the failure of refugee policy and law reform, 1957-1965 --
"They are proud people" : the United States and refugees from Cuba, 1959-1966 --
"The soul of our sense of nationhood" : human rights and refugees in the 1970s --
Reform and retrenchment : the Refugee Act of 1980 and the Reagan administration's refugee policies --
Epilogue : the United States and refugees after the Cold War.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Carl J. Bon Tempo.
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