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Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America

Author: Mae M Ngai; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mae M Ngai; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691160825 0691160821
OCLC Number: 982648568
Awards: Winner of Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association 2005 (United States)
Winner of Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians 2005 (United States)
Winner of Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association 2004 (United States)
Winner of Theodore Saloutos Book Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society 2004 (United States)
Joint winner of History Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies 2004 (United States)
Joint winner of Berkshire Conference First Book Prize, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians 2004 (United States)
Commended for Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights 2005
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2004 (United States)
Description: XXX, [2], 377, [1] s. : il. ; 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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