The Politics of Ethnic Pressure: The American Jewish Committee Fight Against Immigration Restriction, 1906-1917, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Politics of Ethnic Pressure

The American Jewish Committee Fight Against Immigration Restriction, 1906-1917, 1st Edition

By Judith S Goldstein

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356 pages

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Originally published in 1990, The Politics of Ethnic Pressure examines and evaluates the lobbying activities of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) between 1906 and 1917.

The AJC worked to confront two specific problems: the outbreak of a series of programs against the Jews in Russia, and the campaign of the restrictionists in the United States who sought to impede the entry of the "new immigrants" from eastern and southern Europe. This book focuses on the lobbying activities of the AJC with respect to these issues, and puts forward key questions as to why they cared about the Russian problem, how they viewed their place within American society, and how they lobbied on behalf of their Jewish interests.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1: The need for organization; 2: The speaker prevails; 3: The hollow victory; 4: The defiant taft; 5: Wilson triumphs; 6: Victories and defeats; Conclusion; Bibliography

About the Author

Judith S. Goldstein is Executive Director of Humanity in Action Inc.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Religion in America

Originally published between 1982 and 1993, the five volumes in this set explore religion in America through a variety of lenses, examining the development and role of religion within different areas of society.  

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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RELIGION / General
REL040030
RELIGION / Judaism / History
REL084000
RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State