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Impossible Subjects:
Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
Mae M. Ngai
With a new foreword by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures and Illustrations xi
List of Tables xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Note on Language and Terminology xix
Foreword to the New Paperback Edition xxi
Introduction: Illegal Aliens: A Problem of Law and History 1
PART I: THE REGIME OF QUOTAS AND PAPERS 15
1The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and the Reconstruction of Race in Immigration Law 21
2Deportation Policy and the Making and Unmaking of Illegal Aliens 56
PART II: MIGRANTS AT THE MARGINS OF LAW AND NATION 91
3From Colonial Subject to Undesirable Alien: Filipino Migration in the Invisible Empire 96
4Braceros, "Wetbacks," and the National Boundaries of Class 127
PART III: WAR, NATIONALISM, AND ALIEN CITIZENSHIP 167
5The World War II Internment of Japanese Americans and the Citizenship Renunciation Cases 175
6The Cold War Chinese Immigration Crisis and the Confession Cases 202
PART IV: PLURALISM AND NATIONALISM IN POST-WORLD WAR II IMMIGRATION REFORM 225
7The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy 227
Epilogue 265
Appendix 271
Notes 275
Archival and Other Primary Sources 357
Index 369

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