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

by Akers Chacón, Justin.

Format: Print Book 2006
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Summary

"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 Chacón 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 Chacón 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 Chacón 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).

Contents
pt. I. "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. The anti-Filipino riots
6. The IWW versus the KKK
7. In dubious battle
8. Thank the vigilantes
9. The Zoot Suit wars
10. Beating the UFW
11. The last vigilantes
pt. II. Mexico : caught in the web of U.S. empire / Justin Akers Chacâon
Introduction
12. Conquest sets the stage
13. Neoliberalism consumes the "Mexican miracle"
14. From the Maquiladoras to NAFTA : profiting from borders
pt. III. Mexican workers : the "other" American working class
15. Mexican workers to the rescue
16. Segregated workers : class struggle in the fields
17. The Bracero Program : a twentieth-century caste system
18. Poverty in the fields : legacy of the Bracero Program
19. Immigrant workers continue to build America
pt. IV. The war on immigrants
20. Immigration policy as a means to control labor
21. The 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. The bipartisan segregationists of labor
27. The right wing calls the shots
28. Terrorists on the border : the Minutemen stalk their prey
pt. V. ÆQueremos un Mundo Sin Fronteras!
29. Human rights activists confront the far right
30. Unions and immigrant workers
31. Making borders history
32. A new civil rights movement.

Additional Information
Subjects Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Emigration and immigration.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Haymarket Books,2006
Contributors Davis, Mike, 1946-
Cardona, Julián, 1960-2020
Language English
Description 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-326) and index.
ISBN 9781931859356
1931859353
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