The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America


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Princeton University Press
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6.3 X 9.5 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah R. Coleman is assistant professor of history at Texas State University. Twitter @sarahrcoleman6


"Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society"
"Winner of the Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, Western Association of Women Historians"
"Immigrants' struggles to live and flourish in the United States aren't only about the border, Sarah Coleman demonstrates in this comprehensive examination of immigration politics since 1965."---Elizabeth Palmer, The Christian Century
"The complex thicket of political divisions over immigration policy, whose origins in the late twentieth century Coleman so ably analyzes, remain largely intact. For those eager to advance the cause of immigrant rights, or for anyone who wants to understand the historical roots of the current political landscape, The Walls Within should be required reading."---Ruth Milkman, Dissent
"Coleman provides valuable historical perspective on how the politics of immigration control has resulted in dire consequences for millions of immigrants and transformed the US into a country in which the benefits of citizenship are denied to a significant population living legally within its borders. . . . Recommended."-- "Choice Reviews"
"The virtue of Coleman's book is its thick descriptive account of the to-and-fro struggle between liberals and conservatives and her appreciation of the variety of contingent realities that made outcomes difficult to predict."---Peter Kivisto, Ethnic and Racial Studies