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

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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…    
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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: 0.880
Language: English

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