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Author Okrent, Daniel, 1948-
Title The guarded gate : bigotry, eugenics, and the law that kept two generations of Jews, Italians, and other European immigrants out of America / Daniel Okrent.
Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2019.
Open Library Cover
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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 478 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-451) and index.
Contents Prologue: Ellis Island, 1925 ; Part I: Enough! Enough! We want no more!. The future betterment of the human race ; Thrifty, capable Yankee blood ; The warfare of the cradle ; The kindled fire ; Short, sober, musical rapists ; To hell with Jews, Jesuits, and steamships! -- Part II: The perfect weapons of science. Heaven-sent Madison Grant ; A carnival of exclusion ; The coming of the quota ; Science is our polestar ; 6,346,856 inferior immigrants ; Without foundation ; The train of consequences -- Epilogue: Liberty Island, 1965.
Subject Eugenics -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Sterilization (Birth control) -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in medical care -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Human reproduction -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History.
Added Title Bigotry, eugenics, and the law that kept two generations of Jews, Italians, and other European immigrants out of America
ISBN 9781476798035 (hardcover)
1476798036
9781476798059 (pbk.)
1476798052
9781476798080 (ebook)
1476798087