Racial theories and segregation

For racial theories at the turn of the twentieth century that contributed to segregation and immigration restriction, see: Ian Haney Lopez, White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race (New York: New York University Press, 2006); Thomas C. Leonard, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016); and Daniel Okrent, The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law that Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America (New York: Scribner, 2019).

Disability and immigration

For the history of disability and immigration, see: Douglas C. Baynton, Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Kim E. Nielsen, A Disability History of the United States (Boston: Beacon Press, 2012).

Immigration during the Great Depression and World War II

For the “repatriation” of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression, see Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodríguez, Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s, rev. ed. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press,

2006) . For the experiences of bracero laborers during World War II, see: Mireya Loza, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Abrazando el Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the U.S.-Mexico Border (Oakland: University of California Press, 2014). For an account of the Zoot Suit Riots during World War II, see: Eduardo Orbregon Pagan, Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).

Late twentieth-century immigration

For migration from Latin America in the twentieth century, see: Neil Foley, Mexicans in the Making of America (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014); Zaragosa Vargas, Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Era, 2d ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017); Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, rev. ed. (New York: Penguin Books, 2011); Roberto Suro, Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America (New York: Vintage Books, 1999); and Jorge Duany, Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration Between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

For migration from Asia in the twentieth century, see: Ronald Takaki, Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans: Updated and Revised (1989, rev. ed. 1998); Erika Lee, The Making of Asian America: A History (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015). Jane H. Hong, Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019); and Madeline Y. Hsu, The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015).

For the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, see: Mary L. Dudziak, Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000); Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988); Taylor Branch, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1964-1965 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998); Jimmy Patino, Raza St, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017); Carlos Muñoz, Jr. Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement, rev. and expanded ed. (New York: Verso, 2007); Karen L. Ishizuka, Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (New York: Verso, 2016); Frederick Hoxie, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made (New York: Penguin Books, 2012); and Bradley G. Shreve, Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011).

For U.S. refugee policy in the twentieth century, see: David S. Wyman, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1984); Carl J. Bon Tempo, Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees during the Cold War (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008); Laura Madokoro, Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2016); Felix Roberto Masud-Piloto, From Welcomed Exiles to Illegal Immigrants: Cuban Migration to the U.S., 1959-1995 (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1996) and Maria Christina Garcia, The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Immigration at the dawn of the twenty-first century

The twenty-first century has seen a continued growth of opposition to immigration, particularly focused on unauthorized immigration and Muslim immigrants.

For a general overview of these trends, see Naomi A. Paik, Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century (Oakland: University of California Press, 2020). For studies of unauthorized immigration, see: Heide Castaneda, Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019); Hiroshi Motomura, Immigration Outside the Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014); and Eileen Truax, Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream (Boston: Beacon Press, 2015). For studies of anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., see: Deepa Iyer, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (New York: The New Press, 2015) and Deepa Kumar, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2012).

 
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