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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Attitudes to Early Twentieth Century Immigration in the USA

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Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland.

In 1924 Congress passed the Johnson-Reed, or National Origins, Act, declaring racial and ethnic background as the most important determinant in gaining American citizenship. Those with Asian backgrounds were barred altogether. This session examines both the run-up to this crucial legislation and its impact on immigration up until it was superseded in 1966.

Contents:

Immigration to the United States in the Nineteenth Century
The New Immigration from 1890
The International Events Affecting Attitudes to Immigration
The Campaign for Normalcy and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
The Immigration Act of 1924
Immigration after 1924

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