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American gulag : inside U.S. immigration prisons

Author: Mark Dow
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of immigration laws and practices in the United States. It reveals immigration detentions that are understood not as a well-intentioned response to terrorism but rather as part of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Dow
ISBN: 0520246691 9780520246690
OCLC Number: 61217595
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Let This Be Home" 1. Invisibility, Intimidation, and the INS 2. September 11: Secrecy, Disruption, and Continuity 3. Another World, Another Nation: Miami's Krome Detention Center 4. "Enforcement Means You're Brutal" 5. The World's First Private Prison 6. "Keeping Quiet Means Deny": A Hunger Strike in Queens 7. The Art of Jailing 8. "Criminal Aliens" and Criminal Agents 9. Siege, Shackles, Climate, Design 10. "Speak to Every Media": Resistance, Repression, and the Making of a Prisoner 11. Good and Evil in New England 12. Out West: Philosophy and Despair 13. Dead Time 14. Mariel Cubans: Abandoned, Again and Again Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Mark Dow.

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