National insecurities : immigrants and U.S. deportation policy since 1882 /

"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 historic...

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Main Author: Moloney, Deirdre M
Format: Book
Published: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c2012
Edition:1st ed
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Women, sexuality, and economic dependency in early U.S. deportation policy
  • Interrogating sexuality in Europe, urban America, and along the Mexican border
  • Gender, dependency, and the likely to become a public charge provision
  • Loathsome or contagious : immigrant bodies, disease, and Eugenics and the borders
  • Clash of civilizations : whiteness, orientalism, and the limits of religious tolerance at the borders
  • Deportation based on politics, labor, and ideology
  • Immigrants' rights as human rights
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Excerpts of major U.S. legislation pertaining to immigration deportation policy
  • Appendix B: Aliens removed or returned, fiscal years 1892 to 2008
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index