Forgot your password?
Forgot your username?
Create an account
Register & Join JGS NY
Want to Renew? Log in first! (or download form here)
Welcome to the New JGSNY.ORG
Exclusive Member Benefits
Access to Jewishdata.com
JGS Partner Discounts
Access to Dorot
Ackman Ziff Genealogy Institute
LDS Microfilms in Extended Loan Collection at CJH
Ordering Additional LDS Microfilms at CJH - DISCONTINUED
Repositories By Region
New York State
New York City
Other Articles on Genealogy and/or Computing
Dorot Back Issues
Genealogical Resources in New York
Search Brooklyn Naturalizations 1907-1924
Brooklyn Naturalizations FAQ
Brooklyn Military Naturalizations
JGS Burial Society Project
Burial Society Project - Search Instructions
Search Burial Society Database
Burial Society FAQ
About the Burial Society Project
Workmen's Circle Burial Ledgers
Burial Society Plot Maps
Jewish Organization Indexes
WPA Yiddish Writer's Group Study (1938-39)
English Directory Listing
Yiddish Directory Search
American Jewish Year Book
Jewish Communal Register
YIVO Landsmanshaftn Collection
WPA Synagogue Index
Jewish Soldiers and Partisans
Members-Only Access to Jewishdata.com
History of JGS, Inc
Executive Council Bios
JGS on Facebook
Code of Conduct
Online Donation to JGS
Contribute to JGS via Amazon.com!
Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund
Jews and the Rise of U.S. Immigration Restrictions in the 1920s
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Libby Garland
In 1921 and 1924, Congress passed legislation intended to reduce the influx of immigrants to the U.S. These laws allocated only small quotas for southern and eastern Europe, and banned almost all immigration from Asia. Their purpose was to limit the number of foreigners considered inferior and a threat to the nation. Jews, heavily represented in early twentieth-century immigration to the United States, were among the prime targets of the laws. In this talk, Dr. Libby Garland discusses the responses of Jews both in the United States and abroad to these new restrictions on immigration, including the attempts of many Jewish migrants to try to get to the United States in violation of the law.
Dr. Libby Garland is Associate Professor of History at Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York. She is the author of After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965 (University of Chicago Press, 2014), winner of both the American Jewish Historical Society’s Saul Viener book prize and the American Historical Association’s Dorothy Rosenberg prize in 2015.
JGS would like to offer our members the opportunity to purchase copies of Dr. Garland’s book for $30, which is a substantial discount from the retail price of $48 and several dollars less than the Kindle edition. If you would like a copy to be ready for you at the May 21st meeting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8th to let us know, so we can proceed and order copies only for those who request them in advance. In order to take advantage of this offer, you will need to attend the May 21st meeting, when we will accept payment by check, cash or credit card. Dr. Garland will be available to sign books after her talk.
Center for Jewish History
Admission: JGS members are free, guests pay $5 at the door\n\nThe Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open from 11 AM – 4 PM (no appointment necessary)
Copyright 2015 -2018 Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc.