Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America / Mae M. Ngai.
By: Ngai, Mae M.Material type: TextSeries: Politics and society in twentieth-century America: Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004Description: xx, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691074712 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780691074719 (cloth : alk. paper); 0691124299 (pbk.); 9780691124292 (pbk.).Subject(s): Illegal aliens -- United States -- History | Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History | Citizenship -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 342.73/083 LOC classification: JV6483 | .N49 2004Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -368) and index.
List of figures and illustrations -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Note on language and terminology -- Introduction : Illegal aliens : a problem of law and history -- pt. 1. The regime of quotas and papers -- 1. The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the reconstruction of race in immigration law -- 2. Deportation policy and the making and unmaking of illegal aliens -- pt. 2. Migrants at the margins of law and nation -- 3. From Colonial subject to undesirable alien : Filipino migration in the invisible empire -- 4. Braceros, "wetbacks," and the national boundaries of class -- pt. 3. War, nationalism, and alien citizenship -- 5. The World War II internment of Japanese Americans and the citizenship renunciation cases -- 6. The Cold War Chinese immigration crisis and the confession cases -- pt. 4. Pluralism and nationalism in post-World War II immigration reform -- 7. The liberal critique and reform of immigration policy -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Archival and other primary sources -- Index.
"This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy - a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century."--Jacket.