Guarding the Golden Door


Product Details:
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Hill and Wang; First Paperback Edition edition (January 12, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0809053446
ISBN-13: 978-0809053445
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 23.1 x 207.8 inches
Price: $8





 As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy has profoundly affected our recent past.
         Immigration policy in Daniels' skilled hands shows Americans at their best and worst, from the nativist violence that forced Theodore Roosevelt's 1907 "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan to the generous refugee policies adopted after World War Two and throughout the Cold War. And in a conclusion drawn from today's headlines, Daniels makes clear how far ignorance, partisan politics, and unintended consequences have overtaken immigration policy during the current administration's War on Terror.
         Irreverent, deeply informed, and authoritative, Guarding the Golden Door presents an unforgettable interpretation of modern American history.