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No One Is Illegal Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U. S. -Mexico Border

ISBN-10: 1931859353

ISBN-13: 9781931859356

Edition: 2006

Authors: Justin Akers Chacon, Mike Davis, Julian Cardona

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"A rare combination of an author, [Mike Davis is] Rachel Carson and Upton Sinclair all in one."-Susan Faludi "[Davis' writing is] perceptive and rigorous."-David Montgomery, The Nation "[Davis' work is] brilliant, provocative, and exhaustively researched."-The Village Voice "[Davis' work is] eloquent and passionate."-Tariq Ali No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often violent right-wing backlash against immigrants. Countering the chorus of anti-immigrant voices, Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacon expose the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and put a human face on the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States. Davis and Akers Chacon challenge the racist politics of vigilante groups like the Minutemen, and argue for a pro-immigrant and pro-worker agenda that recognizes the urgent need for international solidarity and cross-border alliances in building a renewed labor movement. Writer, historian, and activist Mike Davis is the author of many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California at Irvine, and lives in San Diego. Davis is the recipient of the 2001 Carey McWilliams Award and the World History Association Book Award. Justin Akers Chacon is professor of U.S. History and Chicano Studies in San Diego, California. He has contributed to the International Socialist Review and the book Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press).
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Justin Akers Chacon is� a professor� of U.S. History and Chicano Studies in San Diego, California. He has contributed to the International Socialist Review and the book Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press).

Preface
"What is a Vigilante Man?" White Violence in Calfornia History
Introduction
Pinkertons, Klansmen, and Vigilantes
White Savages
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
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
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
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
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