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Golden Door or Closed Gate? Politics of Jewish Immigration to the U.S. 1880-1960

Wednesdays, 08-26-2020 (10 sessions)
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Online •

 

 

The United States has been a land of opportunity for Jewish immigrants, but throughout American history there have also been those who wished to limit Jewish immigration or keep Jews from arriving on U.S. shores altogether. We will explore the politics of Jewish immigration from the onset of mass migration from Eastern Europe in the 1880s through the 1950s, when refugees from the Holocaust often struggled to gain entry. Topics will include the various nativist claims made against Jewish immigrants, how lawmakers and the Jewish community responded to these claims, and how U.S. policy impacted the ebb and flow of new arrivals, at times opening the gates to Jews and at other times slamming them shut.

A reader of primary source documents will be provided by the instructor.

Instructor: Dr. Eric Goldstein

PRICE:
Member $140.00
Non-Member $180.00
Open to the Community

SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, October 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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