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Daniel Okrent

In 1924, a new American law ended the wave of immigration to this country that had begun in the 19th century. Motivated by nativism and eugenics, the proponents of this immigration policy read like a who's who of the early 20th century. Daniel Okrent tells the remarkable history of the bigotry and sham science that lay at the heart of the Immigration Act of 1924.

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