Book Talks

Virtual Book Talk: Threat of Dissent


When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation

Join us on YouTube Live for a free virtual talk with Julia Rose Kraut, author Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States, in conversation with Tenement Museum’s Institutional Giving Manager and migration historian, Elizabeth Venditto.They will discuss Julia’s new book—the first social, political, and legal history of ideological exclusion and deportation in the United States—as she delves into the intricacies of major court decisions and legislation without losing sight of the people involved. They will discuss the cases of immigrants and foreign-born visitors, including activists, scholars, and artists such as Emma Goldman, Ernest Mandel, Carlos Fuentes, Charlie Chaplin, and John Lennon. Kraut also highlights lawyers, including Clarence Darrow and Carol Weiss King, as well as organizations, like the ACLU and PEN America, who challenged the constitutionality of ideological exclusions and deportations under the First Amendment. The Supreme Court, however, frequently interpret-ed restrictions under immigration law and upheld the government’s authority. 

Purchase Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States from the Tenement Museum shop.

While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here

When: October 6, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET


This program will continue to be available on our Youtube channel following the LIVE screening.