Senior Fellow and historian Carly Goodman wrote her first book titled “Dreamland: America’s Immigration Lottery in an Age of Restriction.” The book was published by the University of North Carolina Press, and is available on their website.
Dreamland tells the surprising story of the Immigration Lottery program and its role in American life as well as the global story of migration.
“From the post office to the internet, aspiring emigrants, visa agents, and others embraced the lottery and tried their luck in a time of austerity and limits,” Carly shares.
Rising African immigration to the United States has enriched American life.
“Rising African immigration to the United States has enriched American life, created opportunities for mobility, and nourished imagined possibilities,” she adds.
However, as Carly explains, the promise of the American dream has been threatened by the United States’ embrace of anti-immigrant policies and persistent anti-Black racism.
- Learn more and purchase Dreamland on this UNC Press page.