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Title Unwanted : Italian and Jewish mobilization against restrictive immigration laws, 1882-1965 / Maddalena Marinari.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]


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Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Italians -- Political activity -- United States.
Jews -- Political activity -- United States.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Contents The battle begins : World War I and the end of open immigration from Europe -- The doors of America are worse than shut when they are half-way open : from the literacy test to the national origins quota system, 1920-1929 -- Almost as inaccessible as Tibet : mobilizing under restriction before World War II -- International migration and one world : reframing the debate on immigration reform in a new era, 1945-1952 -- A thing of shreds and patches : challenging immigration reform from within, 1952-1960 -- Reform at last : a victory for whom?
Summary "This book is a ... study of how restrictionists and anti-restrictionists alike have influenced the process of immigration reform since the rise of a gate-keeping nation at the end of the nineteenth century. It provides a single ... story about how the dynamics of immigration reform have made the acceptance of restriction possible. Weaving together political, social, policy, and transnational history, the book examines how Italian and Jewish immigration reform advocates in the United States mobilized against restrictive immigration laws from 1882 to 1965 within a transnational framework"--Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Marinari, Maddalena. Unwanted. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019] 9781469652924