Rochester Community and Technical College
From Unwanted to Restricted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization Against Immigration Restriction in the United States (1882-1965)
#: CBEP   ID: 9154   Section: 021522C19  
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 examines how, from 1882 to 1965, Italian and Jewish reformers profoundly influenced the country’s immigration policy as they mobilized against the immigration laws that marked them as undesirable.
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Online via Zoom.  Zoom link will be sent via email prior to the class.
1:00 PM
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Dates & Times:
2/15/2022   1:00PM - 3:00PM