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Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965

Maddalena Marinari


In the late nineteenth century, Italians and Eastern European Jews joined millions of migrants around the globe who left their countries to take advantage of the demand for unskilled labor in rapidly industrializing nations, including the United States. Many Americans of northern and western European ancestry regarded these newcomers as biologically and culturally inferior--unassimilable--and by 1924, the United States had instituted national origins quotas to curtail immigration from southern and eastern Europe. Weaving together political, social, and transnational history, Maddalena Marinari ... More

Keywords: Immigration restriction, Ethnic politics, Family reunification, National origins quota system, War and immigration, Immigration policy, Refugee policy, Anti-Catholicism, Anti-Semitism, Cold War civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652931
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maddalena Marinari, author
Gustavus Adolphus College