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National Insecurities : Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882

By: Moloney, Deirdre M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (328 p.).ISBN: 9780807882610.Subject(s): Deportation - United States - History | Deportation -- United States -- History | Illegal aliens - Government policy - United States - History | Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States -- History | Immigrants - United States - Social conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | United States - Emigration and immigration - Government policy - History | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History | Women immigrants - Legal status, laws, etc - United States | Women immigrants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: National Insecurities : Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882DDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6483 .M645 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1. Women, Sexuality, and Economic Dependency in Early U.S. Deportation Policy; CHAPTER 2. Differential Regulation: Interrogating Sexuality in Europe, in Urban America, and along the Mexican Border; CHAPTER 3. Gender, Dependency, and the Likely to Become a Public Charge Provision; CHAPTER 4. Loathsome or Contagious: Immigrant Bodies, Disease, and Eugenics and the Borders; CHAPTER 5. Clash of Civilizations: Whiteness, Orientalism, and the Limits of Religious Tolerance at the Borders
CHAPTER 6. Deportation Based on Politics, Labor, and IdeologyCHAPTER 7. 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: 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. Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1. Women, Sexuality, and Economic Dependency in Early U.S. Deportation Policy; CHAPTER 2. Differential Regulation: Interrogating Sexuality in Europe, in Urban America, and along the Mexican Border; CHAPTER 3. Gender, Dependency, and the Likely to Become a Public Charge Provision; CHAPTER 4. Loathsome or Contagious: Immigrant Bodies, Disease, and Eugenics and the Borders; CHAPTER 5. Clash of Civilizations: Whiteness, Orientalism, and the Limits of Religious Tolerance at the Borders

CHAPTER 6. Deportation Based on Politics, Labor, and IdeologyCHAPTER 7. 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

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. Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their

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Clearly demonstrating that scholarly studies of immigration history can inform today's often heated social and political debates, Moloney (Princeton) focuses on the development of US deportation and exclusion policy over more than a century. She shows that efforts to define US citizenship through policies of deportation were not merely manifestations of changing attitudes toward people arriving from around the world. Rather, an important focus is how complex and ongoing expressions of race, sex, class, ideology, and other recurring concerns were deeply embedded in immigration policies that often worked together against individuals and groups deemed unacceptable as US citizens. Also valuable is how the book shows the variability of immigration enforcement at different levels of government and how it played out in diplomatic relations with other nations. Moloney skillfully uses specific immigration cases uncovered through careful research to personalize the human effects of government action. Her writing is clear, and she avoids the academic jargon that so often limits the appeal of such scholarship. An extremely helpful appendix summarizes the many federal deportation laws passed since 1790. This study should find a wide readership among scholars in many fields as well as policy makers addressing immigration issues. Advanced undergraduates will also find the book accessible. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. C. K. Piehl emeritus, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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