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From open door to Dutch door [electronic resource] : an analysis of U.S. immigration policy since 1820 / Michael C. LeMay.

By: LeMay, Michael C, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1987Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 183 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313390326 (electronic bk.); 0313390320 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History | Political Science | �Etats-Unis -- �Emigration et immigration -- Politique gouvernementale -- Histoire | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration | Einwanderungspolitik | Geschichte (1820-1986) | USA | United States Immigration Policies of government, 1820-1986Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From open door to Dutch door.DDC classification: 353.0081/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Tables and Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 AN OVERVIEW OF U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY; 2 THE OPEN-DOOR ERA, 1820-1880; 3 THE DOOR-AJAR ERA, 1880-1920; 4 THE PET-DOOR ERA, 1920-1950; 5 THE DUTCH-DOOR ERA, 1950-1980; 6 CURRENT LAW AND FUTURE TRENDS; Appendix: Major Provisions of the Immigration Bill; Bibliography; Index; About the Author;
Summary: Most policy books confine their historical discussions to a relatively short time frame. This book offers a long-term historical analysis of American immigration policy. From Open Door to Dutch Door details current policy and its shortcomings. In addition, the book describes the four distinct phases of U.S. immigration policy since 1820, why these shifts occurred, and their impact on decisions being made today. Written in a clear and readable style, the book combines a historical approach with an assessment of a timely and topical area of public policy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-173) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Most policy books confine their historical discussions to a relatively short time frame. This book offers a long-term historical analysis of American immigration policy. From Open Door to Dutch Door details current policy and its shortcomings. In addition, the book describes the four distinct phases of U.S. immigration policy since 1820, why these shifts occurred, and their impact on decisions being made today. Written in a clear and readable style, the book combines a historical approach with an assessment of a timely and topical area of public policy.

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List of Tables and Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 AN OVERVIEW OF U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY; 2 THE OPEN-DOOR ERA, 1820-1880; 3 THE DOOR-AJAR ERA, 1880-1920; 4 THE PET-DOOR ERA, 1920-1950; 5 THE DUTCH-DOOR ERA, 1950-1980; 6 CURRENT LAW AND FUTURE TRENDS; Appendix: Major Provisions of the Immigration Bill; Bibliography; Index; About the Author;

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From open door to Dutch door by LeMay, Michael C., ©1987
From open door to Dutch door by LeMay, Michael C., ©1987
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