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Dividing Lines : The Politics of Immigration Control in America / Daniel J. Tichenor.

By: Tichenor, Daniel J [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives ; 104.Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2009]Copyright date: ©2002Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400824984.Subject(s): POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / GeneralDDC classification: 325.73 Online resources: Click here to access online | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER ONE. Introduction -- CHAPTER TWO. The Politics of Immigration Control: Understanding the Rise and Fall of Policy Regimes -- CHAPTER THREE. Immigrant Voters in a Partisan Polity: European Settlers, Nativism, and American Immigration Policy, 1776-1896 -- CHAPTER FOUR. Chinese Exclusion and Precocious State-Building in the Nineteenth-Century American Polity -- CHAPTER FIVE. Progressivism, War, and Scientific Policymaking: The Rise of the National Origins Quota System, 1900-1928 -- CHAPTER SIX. Two-Tiered Implementation: Jewish Refugees, Mexican Guestworkers, and Administrative Politics -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Strangers in Cold War America: The Modern Presidency, Committee Barons, and Postwar Immigration Politics -- CHAPTER EIGHT. The Rebirth of American Immigration: The Rights Revolution, New Restrictionism, and Policy Deadlock -- CHAPTER NINE. Two Faces of Expansion: The Contemporary Politics of Immigration Reform -- CHAPTER TEN. Conclusion -- APPENDIX. The Sample of Interviewees -- Notes -- Index
Summary: Immigration is perhaps the most enduring and elemental leitmotif of America. This book is the most powerful study to date of the politics and policies it has inspired, from the founders' earliest efforts to shape American identity to today's revealing struggles over Third World immigration, noncitizen rights, and illegal aliens. Weaving a robust new theoretical approach into a sweeping history, Daniel Tichenor ties together previous studies' idiosyncratic explanations for particular, pivotal twists and turns of immigration policy. He tells the story of lively political battles between immigration defenders and doubters over time and of the transformative policy regimes they built. Tichenor takes us from vibrant nineteenth-century politics that propelled expansive European admissions and Chinese exclusion to the draconian restrictions that had taken hold by the 1920s, including racist "as that later hampered the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust. American global leadership and interest group politics in the decades after World War II, he argues, led to a surprising expansion of immigration opportunities. In the 1990s, a surge of restrictionist fervor spurred the political mobilization of recent immigrants. Richly documented, this pathbreaking work shows that a small number of interlocking temporal processes, not least changing institutional opportunities and constraints, underlie the turning tides of immigration sentiments and policy regimes. Complementing a dynamic narrative with a host of helpful tables and timelines, Dividing Lines is the definitive treatment of a phenomenon that has profoundly shaped the character of American nationhood.
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER ONE. Introduction -- CHAPTER TWO. The Politics of Immigration Control: Understanding the Rise and Fall of Policy Regimes -- CHAPTER THREE. Immigrant Voters in a Partisan Polity: European Settlers, Nativism, and American Immigration Policy, 1776-1896 -- CHAPTER FOUR. Chinese Exclusion and Precocious State-Building in the Nineteenth-Century American Polity -- CHAPTER FIVE. Progressivism, War, and Scientific Policymaking: The Rise of the National Origins Quota System, 1900-1928 -- CHAPTER SIX. Two-Tiered Implementation: Jewish Refugees, Mexican Guestworkers, and Administrative Politics -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Strangers in Cold War America: The Modern Presidency, Committee Barons, and Postwar Immigration Politics -- CHAPTER EIGHT. The Rebirth of American Immigration: The Rights Revolution, New Restrictionism, and Policy Deadlock -- CHAPTER NINE. Two Faces of Expansion: The Contemporary Politics of Immigration Reform -- CHAPTER TEN. Conclusion -- APPENDIX. The Sample of Interviewees -- Notes -- Index

Immigration is perhaps the most enduring and elemental leitmotif of America. This book is the most powerful study to date of the politics and policies it has inspired, from the founders' earliest efforts to shape American identity to today's revealing struggles over Third World immigration, noncitizen rights, and illegal aliens. Weaving a robust new theoretical approach into a sweeping history, Daniel Tichenor ties together previous studies' idiosyncratic explanations for particular, pivotal twists and turns of immigration policy. He tells the story of lively political battles between immigration defenders and doubters over time and of the transformative policy regimes they built. Tichenor takes us from vibrant nineteenth-century politics that propelled expansive European admissions and Chinese exclusion to the draconian restrictions that had taken hold by the 1920s, including racist "as that later hampered the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust. American global leadership and interest group politics in the decades after World War II, he argues, led to a surprising expansion of immigration opportunities. In the 1990s, a surge of restrictionist fervor spurred the political mobilization of recent immigrants. Richly documented, this pathbreaking work shows that a small number of interlocking temporal processes, not least changing institutional opportunities and constraints, underlie the turning tides of immigration sentiments and policy regimes. Complementing a dynamic narrative with a host of helpful tables and timelines, Dividing Lines is the definitive treatment of a phenomenon that has profoundly shaped the character of American nationhood.

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In English.

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