The Men and Women We Want: Gender, Race, and the Progressive Era Literacy Test Debate

The Men and Women We Want: Gender, Race, and the Progressive Era Literacy Test Debate

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Should immigrants have to pass a literacy test in order to enter the United States? Progressive-Era Americans debated this question for more than twenty years, and by the time the literacy test became law in 1917, the debate had transformed the way Americans understood immigration, and created the logic that shaped immigration restriction policies throughout the twentieth century. Jeanne Petit argues that the literacy test debate was about much more than reading… (more)

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Publisher: University of Rochester Press (April 18, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 216 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English