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Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America

Autore: Mae M Ngai
Editore: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Serie: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy - a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century."--Jacket.
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mae M Ngai
ISBN: 0691074712 9780691074719 0691124299 9780691124292
Numero OCLC: 51726775
Riconoscimenti: Winner of Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS): History Award 2004.
Winner of OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2005.
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004.
Runner-up for Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award 2005.
Descrizione: xx, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: List of figures and illustrations --
List of tables --
Acknowledgments --
Note on language and terminology --
Introduction : Illegal aliens : a problem of law and history --
pt. 1. The regime of quotas and papers --
1. The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the reconstruction of race in immigration law --
2. Deportation policy and the making and unmaking of illegal aliens --
pt. 2. Migrants at the margins of law and nation --
3. From Colonial subject to undesirable alien : Filipino migration in the invisible empire --
4. Braceros, "wetbacks," and the national boundaries of class --
pt. 3. War, nationalism, and alien citizenship --
5. The World War II internment of Japanese Americans and the citizenship renunciation cases --
6. The Cold War Chinese immigration crisis and the confession cases --
pt. 4. Pluralism and nationalism in post-World War II immigration reform --
7. The liberal critique and reform of immigration policy --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Notes --
Archival and other primary sources --
Index.
Titolo della serie: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsabilità: Mae M. Ngai.
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