By Carl J. Bon Tempo
Unlike the Nineteen Thirties, whilst the us tragically didn't open its doorways to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the rustic admitted over 3 million refugees in the course of the chilly conflict. This dramatic reversal gave upward thrust to severe political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates opposed to decided rivals who now and then effectively slowed admissions. the 1st finished ancient exploration of yankee refugee affairs from the midcentury to the current, Americans on the Gate explores the explanations at the back of the awesome alterations to American refugee coverage, legislation, and programs.
Carl Bon pace appears to be like on the Hungarian, Cuban, and Indochinese refugee crises, and he examines significant items of laws, together with the Refugee aid 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 international coverage imperatives through the chilly warfare, but additionally as a result of specific family advancements in the usa similar to the pink Scare, the Civil Rights flow, the increase of the precise, and partisan electoral politics. utilizing a large choice of assets and files, 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