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No one is illegal : fighting violence and state repression on the U.S.-Mexico border

Author: Justin Akers Chacón; Mike Davis; Julián Cardona
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Akers Chacón, Justin.
No one is illegal.
Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)656857473
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Akers Chacón; Mike Davis; Julián Cardona
ISBN: 1931859353 9781931859356
OCLC Number: 69792148
Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: What Is A Vigilante Man?: White Violence In California History / Mike Davis --
Introduction --
1: Pinkertons, Klansmen, and vigilantes --
2: White savages --
3: Yellow peril --
4: Swat a Jap --
5: Anti-Filipino riots --
6: IWW versus the KKK --
7: In dubious battle --
8: Thank the vigilantes --
9: Zoot Suit wars --
10: Beating the UFW --
11: Last vigilantes --
Part 2: Mexico: Caught In The Web Of US Empire / Justin Akers Chacon --
Introduction --
12: Conquest sets the stage --
13: Neoliberalism consumes the "Mexican miracle" --
14: From the Maquiladoras to NAFTA: profiting from borders --
Part 3: Mexican Workers: Other American Working Class --
15: Mexican workers to the rescue --
16: Segregated workers: class struggle in the fields --
17: Bracero Program: twentieth-century caste system --
18: Poverty in the fields: legacy of the Bracero Program --
19: Immigrant workers continue to build America --
Part 4: War On Immigrants: --
20: Immigration policy as a means to control labor --
21: Race and class construction of immigration restrictions --
22: Constructing the "illegal" Mexican worker: racism and Mexican labor --
23: Immigration double standards --
24: Militarizing the border: death warrant for migrant workers --
25: Inventing an invisible enemy: September 11 and the war on immigrants --
26: Bipartisan segregationists of labor --
27: Right wing calls the shots --
28: Terrorists on the border: Minutemen stalk their prey --
Part 5: Queremos un Mundo Sin Fronteras! --
29: Human rights activists confront the far right --
30: Unions and immigrant workers --
31: Making borders history --
32: New civil rights movement --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Fighting violence and state repression on the U.S.-Mexico border
Responsibility: Justin Akers Chacón, Mike Davis ; photographs by Julián Cardona.
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