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Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War

Carl J. Bon Tempo (Author)
Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions
Print Book, English, 2015
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2015
xii, 264 pagina's ; 24 cm.
9780691166575, 0691166579
List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi INTRODUCTION: Americans at the Gate 1 CHAPTER 1: "The Age of the Uprooted Man": The United States and Refugees, 1900-1952 11 CHAPTER 2: "A Mystic Maze of Enforcement": The Refugee Relief Program 34 CHAPTER 3: "From Hungary, New Americans": The United States and Hungarian Refugees 60 CHAPTER 4: "Half a Loaf": The Failure of Refugee Policy and Law Reform, 1957-1965 86 CHAPTER 5: "They Are Proud People": The United States and Refugees from Cuba, 1959-1966 106 CHAPTER 6: "The Soul of Our Sense of Nationhood": Human Rights and Refugees in the 1970s 133 CHAPTER 7: Reform and Retrenchment: The Refugee Act of 1980 and the Reagan Administration's Refugee Policies 167 EPILOGUE: The United States and Refugees after the Cold War 197 Notes 207 Index 257
Oorspronkelijke gebonden uitgave: 2008