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Author Akers Chacón, Justin
Title No One Is Illegal : Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Imprint Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2006
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: "What Is a Vigilante Man?" White Violence in California History -- Introduction -- Pinkertons, Klansmen, and Vigilantes -- White Savages -- The Yellow Peril -- Swat a Jap -- The Anti-Filipino Riots -- The IWW versus the KKK -- In Dubious Battle -- Thank the Vigilantes -- The Zoot Suit Wars -- Beating the UFW -- The Last Vigilantes? -- Part II: Mexico: Caught in the Web of U.S. Empire -- Introduction -- Conquest Sets the Stage -- Neoliberalism Consumes the "Mexican Miracle -- From the Maquiladoras to NAFTA: Profiting from Borders -- Part III: Mexican Workers: The "Other" American Working Class -- Mexican Workers to the Rescue -- Segregated Workers: Class Struggle in the Fields -- The Bracero Program: A Twentieth-Century Caste System -- Poverty in the Fields: Legacy of the Bracero Program -- Immigrant Workers Continue to Build America -- Part IV: The War on Immigrants -- Immigration Policy as a Means to Control Labor -- The Race and Class Construction of Immigration Restrictions -- Constructing the "Illegal" Mexican Worker: Racism and Mexican Labor -- Immigration Double Standards -- Militarizing the Border: Death Warrant for Migrant Workers -- Inventing an Invisible Enemy: September 11 and the War on Immigrants -- The Bipartisan Segregationists of Labor -- The Right Wing Calls the Shots -- Terrorists on the Border: The Minutemen Stalk Their Prey -- Part V: ¡Queremos un Mundo Sin Fronteras! -- Human Rights Activists Confront the Far Right -- Unions and Immigrant Workers -- Making Borders History -- A New Civil Rights Movement -- Notes -- Index
No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent right-wing backlash against immigrants
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Akers Chacón, Justin No One Is Illegal : Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border Chicago : Haymarket Books,c2006 9781931859356
Subject Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.;Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States -- Social conditions.;United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.;Mexican-American Border Region -- Emigration and immigration
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Alt Author Davis, Mike
Cardona, Julian
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