The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law

By the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s.A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers—many of them progressives—who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the US for more than 40 years. Over five years in the writing, The Guarded Gate tells the complete story from its beginning in 1895, when Henry Cabot Lodge and other Boston Brahmins launched their anti-immigrant campaign. In 1921, Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that “biological laws” had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law was enacted three years later. In his characteristic style, both lively and authoritative, Okrent brings to life the rich cast of characters from this time, including Lod...

  • Brand: Scribner
  • ASIN: 1476798036

Everybody Wants To Be Italian

Everybody Wants To Be

In a case of mistaken ethnicity, a lovelorn fishmonger (Jay Jablonski) struggling to let go of a long past romance pretends to be Italian in order to date a beautiful woman (Cerina Vincent)--and finds himself learning to love again.

  • Brand: LIONSGATE
  • UPC: 031398105091

2X Metal Knife Dagger-Shaped Italy Italian Flag Badge Emblem Stickers Decal for Car Front Fenders Door Window Side Skirts Trunk Tailgate

2X Metal Knife Dagger-Shaped Italy Italian Flag Badge

FEATURES:Material: Aluminum+Epoxy(surface) Size: 14.7x2cm(5.78"x0.78") NOTICE: 1. There may be very little errors due to manual measurement. 2. Colors may show a little different on different monitors. 3. The stickers come with pre-installed application tape and adjust easily.

  • Color: Italian Flag
  • Brand: Stream
  • ASIN: B07FCR24VL

Cenzo Trunk Duffle Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekender Travel Bag

Cenzo Trunk Duffle Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekender

The Cenzo Trunk Duffle Bag is the perfect 1-3 night weekender. It is made in Italy using Italian calfskin leather, matching YKK zipper, smart contrast stitching, durable 8 oz cotton duck canvas lining, and brass hardware. The vegetable tanned leather looks better as it ages. One characteristic of our vegetable leather is that it has large pores and absorbs smell - so you might detect a sweet nail polish scent when you remove it from the plastic for the first time. Please take note of this characteristic. This new leather smell is the result of the leather edge paint and clear stain coating - it fades after 24 hours in fresh air. Weight is 4.5 pounds

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Cenzo
  • ASIN: B0799SJG78
  • UPC: 753640534236


  • ASIN: B06WD8KP4K

Wader Quality Bathworld Toy For Kids, Red/Blue/Yellow, Fits Standard Bathtub, with a Pump, A Tilting Water Basin, A Water Wheel, A Water Mill, a Crane Boat & Removable Gates

Wader Quality Bathworld Toy For Kids, Red/Blue/Yellow, Fits

Whether enjoyed in the bath, at the pool, or by the ocean, Wader’s Bathworld playset excites the imagination wherever it goes. Each set features a pump, crane, boat, removable gates, and a tilting water basin that inspire endless hours of interactive play. Constructed from high-quality, UV-protected plastic, this trusty toy's rich colors won’t fade even after extended light exposure. Its durable design is stable, sturdy, and easy to clean. Wader toys are engineered in Europe, crafted with care to endure everything your child could ever imagine.

  • Color: Red/Blue/Yellow
  • Brand: Wader Quality Toys (WADEM)
  • UPC: 736126873258


  • Brand: Making Fun, Inc.
  • ASIN: B00LXLM05I

Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Italian Issue

Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates

PINK FLOYD THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN 12" Black Vinyl LP Italian Issue - #C062-04292 Imported from Italy Track Listing: Side One - 1. Astronomy Domine 2. Lucifer Sam 3. Matilda Mother 4. Flaming 5. Pow R. Toc H. 6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk Side Two - 1. Interstellar Overdrive 2. The Gnome 3. Chapter 24 4. The Scarecrow 5. Bike New Condition - Never Played - Never Sealed Satisfaction Guaranteed!

  • ASIN: B00RC23WJ0

Seymour Duncan SHPG1 Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup (Neck, Black)

Seymour Duncan SHPG1 Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup (Neck,

The original custom Pearly Gates pickups were wound for the famous '59 Les Paul Standard that defined the raw, rebellious sound of Texas blues rock. Essentially a variation on the Patent Applied For sound, Seymour Duncan's Pearly Gates sound sweet, but is slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.

  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • ASIN: B0002D0618
  • UPC: 800315001378

Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water, 16.9-Ounce (Pack of 24)

Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water, 16.9-Ounce (Pack of

ACQUA PANNA Natural Spring Water is light to the taste and pleasingly soft on the palate. The velvety quality of this water makes it the perfect accompaniment for fine foods and wines, which is why it’s so popular among discerning food enthusiasts. Bottled at the source in Tuscany, ACQUA PANNA’s origins provide the water with a unique composition of minerals for a great taste. You can always rely on this smooth, crisp and balanced bottled water to bring an extra layer of refinement to your own table.

  • Brand: Acqua Panna
  • ASIN: B0067DVZEE
  • UPC: 778894058789
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