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Undocumented Lives

The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

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$29.95 • £21.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674737037

Publication: March 2018

Available 03/05/2018

Academic Trade

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 5 maps, 3 graphs, 3 tables

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Undocumented Lives explores the double exclusion of Mexican men from their respective homes of national belonging—Mexico, by making it impossible for families to subsist without husbands’ and fathers’ migration and remittance; the United States, by exploiting undocumented laborers while forcing them to live in the shadows lest they be deported. This is a deeply humane book that focuses on the lives of migrants who endure and navigate these exclusions.—Mae Ngai, Columbia University

A truly impressive accomplishment that combines political and economic analysis with personal narratives of love, loss, and belonging to offer a holistic, deeply humane look at Mexican migration in the late twentieth century. If you read only one book about the roots of immigration debates today, this should be it.—Geraldo Cadava, author of Standing on Common Ground

Well-written and gripping, this book rigorously and imaginatively shows us how changes in immigration policy on both sides of the border dramatically affect peoples’ lives. Based on an impressive number of oral histories conducted in both Mexico and the United States, Undocumented Lives is a valuable contribution to the history of both countries and a revelation of the experience of those who can claim neither as home.—Margaret Chowning, University of California, Berkeley

An important book that will have an immediate impact on the history and historiography of Mexican migration to the United States in the twentieth century and beyond.—David G. Gutiérrez, University of California, San Diego