Strangers in the Land by John Higham Reviewed

Glazer, Nathan. "Strangers in the Land', by John Higham Reviewed." Review of Strangers in the Land, by John Higham, Commentary, June 1956.

Excerpt: John Higham’s book deals with the background of one of the most important decisions in American history—the decision, made thirty-five years ago, to limit immigrants to this country to a relatively small and carefully selected number. Mr. Higham has done an impressive job. He has studied an enormous volume of letters, newspapers, organizational records, monographs, and has extracted from them a clear and convincing account of the major shifts in public opinion which made possible the reversal…