By Carl J. Bon Tempo
Unlike the Thirties, whilst the USA tragically didn't open its doorways to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the rustic admitted over 3 million refugees in the course of the chilly warfare. This dramatic reversal gave upward push to excessive political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates opposed to made up our minds competitors who from time to time effectively slowed admissions. the 1st accomplished historic exploration of yank refugee affairs from the midcentury to the current, Americans on the Gate explores the explanations at the back of the striking alterations to American refugee coverage, legislation, and programs.
Carl Bon pace seems on the Hungarian, Cuban, and Indochinese refugee crises, and he examines significant items of laws, together with the Refugee reduction Act and the 1980 Refugee Act. He argues that the yankee dedication to refugees within the post-1945 period happened not only as a result of overseas coverage imperatives in the course of the chilly battle, but additionally as a result of specific household advancements in the usa corresponding to the pink Scare, the Civil Rights flow, the increase of the precise, and partisan electoral politics. utilizing a large choice of resources and records, Americans on the Gate considers coverage and legislations advancements in reference to the association and management of refugee programs.
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Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees during the Cold War (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) by Carl J. Bon Tempo