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The Immigration Crisis: Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement
     

The Immigration Crisis: Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement

by Armando Navarro
 

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Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, the political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book

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Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, the political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides a political, historical, and theoretical examination of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread social crisis that today divides citizens, non-citizens, regions, and political parties. As a prominent activist, Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexican-American community's responses to the problems of immigration and integration, and his book also provides a powerful glimpse into the actual working of Hispanic social movements. In a sobering conclusion, Navarro argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the American economy's dependence on cheap labor.

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Western Historical Quarterly
Navarro skillfully captures the tensions caused by the changing America….The book's greatest value is its encyclopedic quality. It will be reference by scholars of Chicano/a studies and the growing field of immigration studies.
November 2009 CHOICE
Navarro's lifetime activist experience in Chicano/Latino right movements enlivens the text with rare insight, personal reflections, and primary source material from his own meeting notes. Recommended.
Mario T. Garcia
Armando Navarro has written a most needed and valuable study of the historical origins of Mexican migration to the United States and its continuing importance. This is a must-read for both concerned citizens and policy makers.
November 2009 Choice
Navarro's lifetime activist experience in Chicano/Latino right movements enlivens the text with rare insight, personal reflections, and primary source material from his own meeting notes. Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112360
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/16/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
740 KB

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Mario T. Garcia
Armando Navarro has written a most needed and valuable study of the historical origins of Mexican migration to the United States and its continuing importance. This is a must-read for both concerned citizens and policy makers.

Meet the Author

Armando Navarro is a political scientist and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside. He has three decades of experience in community organizing and advocacy, dealing with local, state, national, and international social justice issues that affect Latinos. His previous books include Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztl_n,La Raza Unida Party, and The Cristal Experiment.

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