History with David M. Rubenstein
Featuring: Jia Lynn Yang, David M. Rubenstein
Recorded September 11, 2020
Throughout the centuries, the American identity was largely forged by immigrants from across the globe—but the story of immigration into the U.S. has often been fraught with challenges. In 1924, Congress put in place strict quotas that impacted national immigration policy for decades. Interweaving her own family’s story, author Jia Lynn Yang uncovers how presidents from Harry S. Truman through LBJ and a coalition of lawmakers and activists fought to transform the American immigration system for the better.
Jia Lynn Yang, a deputy national editor at the New York Times, is the author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle over American Immigration, 1924–1965.
David M. Rubenstein (moderator), co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group, is the author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians and How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.
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