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Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history

Author: Steven Bender
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bender
ISBN: 1479899623 9781479899623
OCLC Number: 904431921
Description: IX, 241 Seiten
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I . Running for the Border to Escape Justice 1 El Fugitivo 11 Part I I . Economic Motivations for Southbound Border Runs 2 Gringos in Paradise 31 3 A Giant Sucking Sound 40 Part I I I . Illicit Motivations for Southbound Border Runs 4 Margaritaville: The Lure of Alcohol 57 5 Losin' It: Prostitution and the Child Sex Trade 70 6 Going Southbound: Mexican Divorces and Medical 79 Border Runs Part IV. Economic Motivations for Northbound Border Runs 7 Rum-Running for the Border 91 8 Acapulco Gold 95 9 Coming to America 114 Part V. A Framework for Comprehensive Border Reform 10 Lessons from 150 Years of Border Crossings 141 11 Good Neighbor Immigration Policy 158 viii | Contents 12 Reefer Madness 163 13 A Framework for Southbound Crossings 172 14 Laws the Border Leaves Behind 177 Conclusion 183 Notes 185 Index 221 About the Author 224
Responsibility: Steven W. Bender.

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