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The Resource Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War, Carl J. Bon Tempo

Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War, Carl J. Bon Tempo

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Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War
Title
Americans at the gate
Title remainder
the United States and refugees during the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Carl J. Bon Tempo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions. The first comprehensive historical exploration of American refugee affairs from the midcentury to the present, Americans at the Gate explores the reasons behind the remarkable changes to American refugee policy, laws, and programs. Carl Bon Tempo looks at the Hungarian, Cuban, and Indochinese refugee crises, and he examines major pieces of legislation, including the Refugee Relief Act and the 1980 Refugee Act. He argues that the American commitment to refugees in the post-1945 era occurred not just because of foreign policy imperatives during the Cold War, but also because of particular domestic developments within the United States such as the Red Scare, the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of the Right, and partisan electoral politics. Using a wide variety of sources and documents, Americans at the Gate considers policy and law developments in connection with the organization and administration of refugee programs"--Provided by publisher
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Bon Tempo, Carl J.
Dewey number
325/.21097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6601
LC item number
.B66 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Cold War
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Refugees
  • United States
  • Flüchtling
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Flüchtlingspolitik
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War, Carl J. Bon Tempo
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Americans at the gate -- "The age of the uprooted man" : the United States and refugees, 1900-1952 -- "A mystic maze of enforcement" : the refugee relief program -- "From Hungary, new Americans" : the United States and Hungarian refugees -- "Half a loaf" : the failure of refugee policy and law reform, 1957-1965 -- "They are proud people" : the United States and refugees from Cuba, 1959-1966 -- "The soul of our sense of nationhood" : human rights and refugees in the 1970s -- Reform and retrenchment : the Refugee Act of 1980 and the Reagan administration's refugee policies -- Epilogue : the United States and refugees after the Cold War
Control code
708253655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400829033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttrxks
  • 3f510510-8631-4efd-86d2-ed717d3f21d1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708253655
Label
Americans at the gate : the United States and refugees during the Cold War, Carl J. Bon Tempo
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Americans at the gate -- "The age of the uprooted man" : the United States and refugees, 1900-1952 -- "A mystic maze of enforcement" : the refugee relief program -- "From Hungary, new Americans" : the United States and Hungarian refugees -- "Half a loaf" : the failure of refugee policy and law reform, 1957-1965 -- "They are proud people" : the United States and refugees from Cuba, 1959-1966 -- "The soul of our sense of nationhood" : human rights and refugees in the 1970s -- Reform and retrenchment : the Refugee Act of 1980 and the Reagan administration's refugee policies -- Epilogue : the United States and refugees after the Cold War
Control code
708253655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400829033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttrxks
  • 3f510510-8631-4efd-86d2-ed717d3f21d1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708253655

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