Deportation Nation PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Deportation Nation free pdf The danger of deportation hangs over the head of virtually every non-citizen in the United States. In the complexities and inconsistencies of immigration law, one can find a reason to deport almost any noncitizen at almost any time. In recent years, the system has been used with unprecedented vigor against millions of deportees. We are a nation of immigrants - but which ones do we want, and what do we do with those that we don't? These questions have troubled American law and politics since colonial times. "Deportation Nation" is a chilling history of communal self-idealization and self-protection. The post-Revolutionary Alien and Sedition Laws, the Fugitive Slave laws, the Indian 'removals', the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Palmer Raids, the internment of the Japanese Americans - all sought to remove those whose origins suggested they could never become 'true' Americans. And for more than a century, millions of Mexicans have conveniently served as cheap labor, crossing a border that was not official until the early twentieth century and being sent back across it when they became a burden. By illuminating the shadowy corners of American history, Daniel Kanstroom shows that deportation has long been a legal tool to control immigrants' lives and is used with increasing crudeness in a globalized but xenophobic world.

About Daniel Kanstroom

Daniel Kanstroom is Professor and Director of the Human Rights Program at Boston College Law School.

Details Book

Author : Daniel Kanstroom
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2010
ISBN : 0674046226
EAN : 9780674046221
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Deportation Nation



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Deportation Regime free pdfThe Deportation Regime

    This important collection examines deportation as an increasingly global mechanism of state control. Anthropologists. historians. legal scholars. and sociologists consider not only the physical expulsion of noncitizens..


  • Deportation, Its Meaning and Menace free pdfDeportation, Its Meaning and Menace

    Excerpt from Deportation. Its Meaning and Menace: Last Message to the People of America With pencils and scraps of paper concealed behind the persons of friends who had come to say good-bye at the Ellis Island Deportation Station..


  • Deportation free pdfDeportation

    "Deportation" from Alexander Berkman. Anarchist known for his political activism and writing (1870-1936)..


  • The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation free pdfThe Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation

    In recent years states across the world have boosted their legal and institutional capacity to deport noncitizens residing on their territory. including failed asylum seekers..


  • The American Nation: A History of the United States Since 1865 free pdfThe American Nation: A History of the United States Since 1865

    The Primary Source Edition of The American Nation shows how the political history of the United States is intimately tied to the social. economic and cultural development of the nation..


  • Deportation Nation free pdfDeportation Nation

    . The danger of deportation hangs over the head of virtually every non-citizen in the United States. In the complexities and inconsistencies of immigration law, one can find a reason to deport almost