Imaginary lines : border enforcement and the origins of undocumented immigration, 1882-1930
The first comprehensive historical study of evolving enforcement efforts on American land borders at the turn of the twentieth century.
Print Book, English, 2011
University of Texas Press ; Combined Academic [distributor], Austin, Tex., Chesham, 2011
1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. The Menaces Without: Immigrant Aliens and the Origins of Immigration Restrictions Chapter 2. Diverted Streams: Discovering a Permeable Border, 1882-1891 Chapter 3. Drawing the Lines: Blueprints for Immigration Enforcement on the Borders, 1891-1910 Chapter 4. Erasing the Lines: Immigrant Ingenuity on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1895-1910 Chapter 5. Northward Bound: Mexican Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees at the Border, 1900-1921 Chapter 6. The Sisyphean Task: Origins of the Modern Border Epilogue: An Imaginary Line: Change and Continuity on the U.S.-Mexico Border Notes Bibliography Index
Originally published: 2009