National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy since 1882 (Hardback)
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National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy since 1882 (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 30/05/2012
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For over a century, deportation and exclusion have defined eligibility for citizenship in the United States and, in turn, have shaped what it means to be American. In this broad analysis of policy from 1882 to present, Deirdre Moloney places current debates about immigration issues in historical context. Focusing on several ethnic groups, Moloney closely examines how gender and race led to differences in the implementation of U.S. immigration policy as well as how poverty, sexuality, health, and ideologies were regulated at the borders.

Emphasising the perspectives of immigrants and their advocates, Moloney weaves in details from case files that illustrate the impact policy decisions had on individual lives. She explores the role of immigration policy in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and other nations, and shows how federal, state, and local agencies had often conflicting priorities and approaches to immigration control. Throughout, Moloney traces the ways that these policy debates contributed to a modern understanding of citizenship and human rights in the twentieth century and even today.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807835487
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 26 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
""National Insecurities" makes a significant contribution to the scholarship on the early twentieth-century immigration state and deserves a large readership."--"American Historical Review"

"Focused on unraveling the complex issues of detention, deportation, and citizenship rights in the US, "National Insecurities." . . . reveals the roots of anti-immigrant rage in the US."--"Women's Review of Books"

"A wide-ranging, informative, well-documented corrective for anyone who might still think of recent U.S. immigration history as any sort of simple or happy tale.--"Journal of Social History"

"National Insecurities" makes a significant contribution to the scholarship on the early twentieth-century immigration state and deserves a large readership.--"American Historical Review"

"National Insecurities" displays strong engagement with secondary literature and manifests and illuminates a great deal of original research on immigration control. . . . Graduate students and researchers interested in such matters would benefit significantly from carefully reading it.--"International Migration Review"

""The breadth of research and clear marshalling of material make ["National Insecurities"] a significant addition to the field, and one that covers a huge span.--"Journal of American History"

Focused on unraveling the complex issues of detention, deportation, and citizenship rights in the US, National Insecurities. . . . reveals the roots of anti-immigrant rage in the US.--Women's Review of Books


National Insecurities displays strong engagement with secondary literature and manifests and illuminates a great deal of original research on immigration control. . . . Graduate students and researchers interested in such matters would benefit significantly from carefully reading it.--International Migration Review


National Insecurities makes a significant contribution to the scholarship on the early twentieth-century immigration state and deserves a large readership.--American Historical Review


"The breadth of research and clear marshalling of material make [National Insecurities] a significant addition to the field, and one that covers a huge span.--Journal of American History


A wide-ranging, informative, well-documented corrective for anyone who might still think of recent U.S. immigration history as any sort of simple or happy tale.--Journal of Social History


Her writing is clear, and she avoids the academic jargon that so often limits the appeal of such scholarship. . . . This study should find a wide readership among scholars in many fields as well as policy makers addressing immigration issues. . . . Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.--Choice

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