Event box

History Book Festival presents Jia Lynn Yang | One Mighty and Irresistible Tide

History Book Festival presents Jia Lynn Yang | One Mighty and Irresistible Tide


In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a live, interactive talk with Jia Lynn Yang , author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924–1965, one of the books featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.

In 1924, the United States Congress instituted an immigration system of stringent ethnic quotas, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia. In the ensuing years, a coalition of lawmakers and activists descended from Jewish, Irish, and Japanese immigrants fought for reforms, resulting in the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that opened the door to nonwhite immigration at levels never before seen.

Jia Lynn Yang is a deputy national editor at The New York Times who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her family immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the event is scheduled.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email us.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Book Discussions  
Registration has closed.