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Impossible subjects illegal aliens and the making of modern America

Author: Mae M Ngai
Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton Univ. Press 2014
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New paperback edView all editions and formats

Traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in US immigration policy - a process that profoundly shaped  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mae M Ngai
ISBN: 9780691160825 0691160821
OCLC Number: 935338156
Awards: Winner of OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2005
Winner of American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and Society 2004
Winner of Immigration and Ethnic History Society: Theodore Saloutos Book Award 2004
Joint winner of Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS): History Award 2004
Joint winner of Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize 2004
Commended for Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award 2005
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004
Description: XXX, 377 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures and Illustrations xi List of Tables xiii Acknowledgments xv Note on Language and Terminology xix Foreword to the New Paperback Edition xxi Introduction: Illegal Aliens: A Problem of Law and History 1 PART I: THE REGIME OF QUOTAS AND PAPERS 15 1The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the Reconstruction of Race in Immigration Law 21 2Deportation Policy and the Making and Unmaking of Illegal Aliens 56 PART II: MIGRANTS AT THE MARGINS OF LAW AND NATION 91 3From Colonial Subject to Undesirable Alien: Filipino Migration in the Invisible Empire 96 4Braceros, "Wetbacks," and the National Boundaries of Class 127 PART III: WAR, NATIONALISM, AND ALIEN CITIZENSHIP 167 5The World War II Internment of Japanese Americans and the Citizenship Renunciation Cases 175 6The Cold War Chinese Immigration Crisis and the Confession Cases 202 PART IV: PLURALISM AND NATIONALISM IN POST-WORLD WAR II IMMIGRATION REFORM 225 7The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy 227 Epilogue 265 Appendix 271 Notes 275 Archival and Other Primary Sources 357 Index 369
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: Mae M. Ngai


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