LIVE ZOOM: Book Discussion: One Mighty and Irresistible Tide, by Jia Lynn Yang

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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 One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is a deeply researched and illuminating work of history, framed by the author’s own family’s story of immigration to America.   In 1924, Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia.  A fascinating cast of characters including lawmakers and activists descended from Jewish, Irish and Japanese immigrants fought to establish a new principle of equality in the American immigration system.  Their crowning achievement, the 1965 Immigration & Nationality Act, proved to be one of the most transformative laws in our country’s history.  Join the discussion of this riveting and relevant story.

  • Winner of 11th Annual Zocolo Book Prize
  • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Must Read Books of 2020
  • A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction 2020
  • Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

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