Daniel Okrent's recent book The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America, is the topic of a book review I wrote for Education Next. It appears there under the headline "How Professors Helped Slam Shut America's Door." Please have a look and read all the way to the end, which takes a surprise twist. The link is here.
Eugenics and Immigration Law