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The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Adam Goodman


Constant headlines about deportations, detention camps, and border walls drive urgent debates about immigration and what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century. This book traces the long and troubling history of the U.S. government's systematic efforts to terrorize and expel immigrants over the past 140 years. The book provides needed historical perspective on one of the most pressing social and political issues of our time. It examines how federal, state, and local officials have targeted various groups for expulsion, from Chinese and Europeans at the turn of the twentieth cen ... More

Keywords: deportations, detention camps, border walls, immigration, self-deportation, voluntary departure, anti-immigrant sentiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182155
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Goodman, author
University of Illinois at Chicago