Immigration and the Politics of American Sovereignty, 1890-1990

Immigration and the Politics of American Sovereignty, 1890-1990

by Cheryl Lynne Shanks
     
 


An exploration of how and why public arguments about immigrants change over time—and of the implications for our understanding of national sovereignty
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An exploration of how and why public arguments about immigrants change over time—and of the implications for our understanding of national sovereignty

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ISBN-13:
9780472112043
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
08/13/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.13(h) x 2.27(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Arguments about Immigrants10
3Whether to Exclude31
4Whom to Exclude: The Quota Acts55
5Whom to Exclude: The McCarran-Walter Act96
6Whom to Exclude, Whom to Prefer: The Immigration Reform Act of 1965144
7Whom to Exclude, Whom to Prefer: IRCA and the 1990 Reforms187
8Domestic Interests as Explanations230
9Structural Theories as Explanations245
10Conclusion: Sovereignty, Things, and People268
Appendixes285
Notes295
Bibliography339
Index379

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