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      History Book Festival Presents: Jia Lynn Yang - One Mighty & Irresistible Tide in Lewes


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      July 9, 2020

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      111 Adams Avenue
      Lewes, Delaware 19958

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      History Book Festival Presents: Jia Lynn Yang - One Mighty & Irresistible Tide

      Jia Lynn Yang , author of “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration 1924–1965," will join a conversation with readers via Zoom for a live, interactive discussion of her new book.

      In 1924, the United States Congress instituted an immigration system of stringent ethnic quotas, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia. In the ensuing years, a coalition of lawmakers and activists descended from Jewish, Irish, and Japanese immigrants fought for reforms, resulting in the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that opened the door to nonwhite immigration at levels never before seen.

      Jia Lynn Yang is a deputy national editor at The New York Times who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her family immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s.

      Online program from the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library.

      NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books

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