Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol / Edition 1

Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol / Edition 1

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by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520266412

ISBN-13: 9780520266414

Pub. Date: 05/03/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

This is the untold history of the United States Border Patrol from its beginnings in 1924 as a small peripheral outfit to its emergence as a large professional police force. To tell this story, Kelly Lytle Hernández dug through a gold mine of lost and unseen records stored in garages, closets, an abandoned factory, and in U.S. and Mexican archives. Focusing

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This is the untold history of the United States Border Patrol from its beginnings in 1924 as a small peripheral outfit to its emergence as a large professional police force. To tell this story, Kelly Lytle Hernández dug through a gold mine of lost and unseen records stored in garages, closets, an abandoned factory, and in U.S. and Mexican archives. Focusing on the daily challenges of policing the borderlands and bringing to light unexpected partners and forgotten dynamics, she reveals how the U.S. Border Patrol translated the mandate for comprehensive migration control into a project of policing Mexicans in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520266414
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Series:
American Crossroads Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
138,303
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region xvi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Formation 17

1 The Early Years 19

2 A Sanctuary of Violence 45

3 The California-Arizona Borderlands 70

4 Mexico's Labor Emigrants, America's Illegal Immigrants 83

Part 2 Transformation 101

5 A New Beginning 103

6 The Corridors of Migration Control 125

7 Uprising: A Farmers' Rebellion 151

Part 3 Operation Wetback and Beyond 169

8 The Triumphs of '54 171

9 “The Day of the Wetback Is Over” 196

Epilogue 218

Notes 235

Selected Bibliography 285

Index 299

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