Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM
Jia Lynn Yang presents One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924–1965
In conversation with Michael Luo
For more than a century, the United States has wrestled with the question of immigration, adjusting its attitude toward newcomers in response to global affairs and an ever-evolving sense of who can call themselves an American. Framed movingly by her own family’s story of immigration to America, New York Times deputy national editor Jia Lynn Yang’s One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is a deeply researched and illuminating work of history, one that shows how Americans have strived and struggled to live up to the ideal of a home for the "huddled masses," as promised in Emma Lazarus’s famous poem. Through her lucid account of the origin and impact of US immigration policies, Yang contextualizes the contemporary conversation about immigration and offers fresh insights into questions of race, opportunity, freedom, and justice that feel more relevant now than ever before. Michael Luo, award-winning journalist and editor of NewYorker.com, joins Yang in conversation for this virtual book talk.
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