- White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall
- By Reece Jones, in conversation with Garrett Dash Nelson
- Wednesday, October 27, 2021—6pm ET on Zoom
- Presented by the Boston Public Library, the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, and the State Library of Massachusetts
With his newest book, White Borders, Reece Jones reveals that although the United States is often mythologized as a nation of immigrants, it has a long history of immigration restrictions that are rooted in the racist fear of the “great replacement” of whites with non-white immigrants. Connecting past to present, Jones uncovers the link between the Chinese Exclusion laws of the 1880s, the “Keep America American” nativism of the 1920s, and the “Build the Wall” chants initiated by former president Trump in 2016. Through gripping stories and in-depth analysis, Jones exposes the lasting impacts of white supremacist ideas on United States law.@ReeceJonesUH.
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