Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America / Edition 1

Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Tichenor
     
 

"Daniel Tichenor's Dividing Lines is one of the best books on U.S. immigration policy to appear in the past decade. Political scientists, sociologists, historians, and nonacademic readers will all find it illuminating."—Martin Shefter, Cornell University

"This is an excellent book. It constitutes a superb narrative history of American

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"Daniel Tichenor's Dividing Lines is one of the best books on U.S. immigration policy to appear in the past decade. Political scientists, sociologists, historians, and nonacademic readers will all find it illuminating."—Martin Shefter, Cornell University

"This is an excellent book. It constitutes a superb narrative history of American immigration policy and reform, makes sense of the trajectory of this development, and connects the politics and history of immigration reform to a set of larger theoretical claims in the field of American political development. It thus makes a number of important contributions, not only to immigration history but also to American political development and the historical-institutional study of politics generally."—Robert C. Lieberman, Columbia University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691088051
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2002
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
220,519
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter One: Introduction 1

Chapter Two: The Politics of Immigration Control: Understanding the Rise and Fall of Policy Regimes 16

Chapter Three: Immigrant Voters in a Partisan Polity: European Settlers, Nativism, and American Immigration Policy, 1776-1896 46

Chapter Four: Chinese Exclusion and Precocious State-Building in the Nineteenth-Century American Polity 87

Chapter Five: Progressivism, War, and Scientific Policymaking: The Rise of the National Origins Quota System, 1900-1928 114

Chapter Six: Two-Tiered Implementation: Jewish Refugees, Mexican Guestworkers, and Administrative Politics 150

Chapter Seven: Strangers in Cold War America: The Modern Presidency, Committee Barons, and Postwar Immigration Politics 176

Chapter Eight: The Rebirth of American Immigration: The Rights Revolution, New Restrictionism, and Policy Deadlock 219

Chapter Nine: Two Faces of Expansion: The Contemporary Politics of Immigration Reform 242

Chapter Ten: Conclusion 289

Appendix: The Sample of Interviewees 297

Notes 299

Index 361

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