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State out of the union : Arizona and the final showdown over the American dream

Author: Jeff Biggers
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Days after President Obama beseeched his fellow lawmakers in the State of the Union to come together as a people, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, "and find common ground, even as we're having some very vigorous debates," the extraordinary effect of Arizona's sagebrush rebellion had already rippled across the country. In the alarming and fascinating State Out of The Union, award-winning author Jeff Biggers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Biggers
ISBN: 9781568587028 1568587023 9781568587042 156858704X
OCLC Number: 744287782
Description: xxiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The three Sonorans prophecy --
Arizona v. United States --
To be or not to be a state --
Manufacturing the crisis --
Fear and loathing in a land of carpetbaggers --
The danged fence --
Recall : the first showdown --
Outlawing history : the second showdown --
What happens in Arizona doesn't stay in Arizona.
Responsibility: Jeff Biggers.

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Arizona has gone wild-over immigration, guns, healthcare, the Tea Party, and vigilantism. Award-winning author and Arizona local Jeff Biggers reports on what's troubling our 48th state, and how a  Read more...

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