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University of Minnesota Press
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Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?

More than a decade before the election of Donald Trump, vitriolic and dehumanizing rhetoric against migrants was already part of the national conversation. Situating the contemporary debate on immigration within America’s history of indigenous dispossession, chattel slavery, the Mexican-American War, and Jim Crow, Cristina Beltrán reveals white supremacy to be white democracy—a participatory practice of racial violence, domination, and exclusion that gave white citizens the right to both wield and exceed the law. Still, Beltrán sees cause for hope in growing movements for migrant and racial justice.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Immigration, Latinos, and the Politics of the White Racial Imaginary
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1. Freedom on the Frontier: White Democracy and America's Revolutionary Spirit
  2. pp. 33-64
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  1. 2. A Desire for Land but Not People: Herrenvolk Democracy and the Violent Legacies of the Mexican-American War
  2. pp. 65-90
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  1. 3. Authorized Violence: Migrant Suffering and Participatory (White) Democracy
  2. pp. 91-110
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  1. Conclusion: Migrant Futurity, Divided Whiteness, and the Authoritarian Turn
  2. pp. 111-124
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 128
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452965987
Related ISBN
9781517911928
MARC Record
OCLC
1202597987
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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