After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

4.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780226122458: After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants continued to come, sailing into the port of New York with fake passports, or from Cuba to Florida, hidden in the holds of boats loaded with contraband liquor. Jews, one of the main targets of the quota laws, figured prominently in the new international underworld of illegal immigration. However, they ultimately managed to escape permanent association with the identity of the “illegal alien” in a way that other groups, such as Mexicans, thus far, have not.

In  After They Closed the Gates, Libby Garland tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration. Garland also helps us understand how Jews were linked to, and then unlinked from, the specter of illegal immigration. By tracing this complex history, Garland offers compelling insights into the contingent nature of citizenship, belonging, and Americanness.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Libby Garland is assistant professor of history at Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Libby Garland
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 022612245X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Garland, Libby
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20880956-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Garland, Libby
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780226122458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Garland, Libby
Published by Univ of Chicago
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2270268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Garland, Libby
Published by U of Chicago Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U of Chicago Press, 2014. Book Condition: Brand New. In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. This book tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration. Bookseller Inventory # a31095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Garland, Libby
Published by University Of Chicago Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 022612245X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Garland, Libby
Published by University Of Chicago Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11022612245X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Libby Garland
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 163mm x 24mm x 235mm. Hardcover. In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eas.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 312 pages. 0.558. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226122458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 28.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Garland, Libby
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 022612245X ISBN 13: 9780226122458
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 312 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 022612245X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 89.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds