On the next Fresh Air – how the junk science of eugenics and anti-immigration sentiment merged in 1924 in a restrictive law that kept out Jews, Italians, and Eastern Europeans. A Nazi Handbook cited this law as a model for Germany. Terry talks with DANIEL OKRENT, whose new book describes how the scientific racism movement shaped American immigration law.
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