One mighty and irresistible tide the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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One mighty and irresistible tide the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965

Author: Jia Lynn Yang
Publisher: New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jia Lynn Yang
ISBN: 9780393635843 0393635848
OCLC Number: 1192533995
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards: Short-listed for Arthur Ross Book Award 2021
Long-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2021
Description: pages cm
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.
Responsibility: Jia Lynn Yang.

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A sweeping history of the twentieth-century battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for today's roiling debates.  Read more...

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"While 'we tend to describe immigrants' stories as feats of will and strokes of destiny,' Yang reminds us, 'it is not destiny that brings a family here but politics.' This is a message worth noting Read more...

 
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