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The Resource Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America, Mae M. Ngai

Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America, Mae M. Ngai

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Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America
Title
Impossible subjects
Title remainder
illegal aliens and the making of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Mae M. Ngai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s-its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial differences and by emphasizing as never before the nation's continguous land borders and their patrols
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ngai, Mae M
Dewey number
342.73083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.N49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and Society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Illegal aliens
  • United States
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Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America, Mae M. Ngai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861666121
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New paperback edition / with a new forward by the author.
Extent
xxx, 377 pages
Isbn
9781400843626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013957460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861666121
Label
Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America, Mae M. Ngai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861666121
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New paperback edition / with a new forward by the author.
Extent
xxx, 377 pages
Isbn
9781400843626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013957460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861666121

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