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From the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, the struggle to define who is—and can become—an American

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I. Defining America
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. 1. The Western European New World and the New American
  2. pp. 11-27
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  1. 2. The Undesirable Asian
  2. pp. 28-50
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  1. 3. "Translate This": The 1917 Literacy Law
  2. pp. 51-61
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  1. 4. The Xenophobic 1920s
  2. pp. 62-70
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  1. Part II. Redefining America
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. 5. The 1952 Act: Excluding Communists, Homosexuals, and Other Undesirables
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. 6. 1965 to 1990: From Discriminatory Quotas to Discriminatory Diversity Visas
  2. pp. 93-112
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  1. Part III. Defining Mexicans as Non-Americans
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 7. Politicizing the Southwest Border
  2. pp. 115-133
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  1. 8. Patrolling the Border and Sweeping for Mexicans
  2. pp. 134-154
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  1. 9. IRCA: Penalizing Employers, as Amnesty Barely Survives
  2. pp. 155-183
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  1. 10. The Dark Side of Modern-day Enforcement: Operation Gatekeeper
  2. pp. 184-206
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  1. Part IV. Deporting and Barring Non-Americans
  2. pp. 207-208
  1. 11. Removal
  2. pp. 209-232
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  1. 12. The Politics of Asylum
  2. pp. 233-258
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  1. Epilogue: Two Americas
  2. pp. 259-276
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 277-284
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 285-316
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781592138487
Related ISBN
9781592132331
MARC Record
OCLC
966768166
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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