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Crossing Borders

Migration and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century United States

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$56.00 • £44.95 • €50.50

ISBN 9780674047563

Publication Date: 05/02/2011


336 pages

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

2 graphs


Crossing Borders deserves a place on the growing shelf of immigration histories. Filled with fresh material and compelling stories, it is a useful supplement to more traditional accounts of American immigration politics and policymaking.—Tamar Jacoby, The New Republic online

Wide-ranging and original, Crossing Borders is an important contribution to emerging literature that brings the state back into migration studies while still paying tribute to the agency of migrants. Schneider effectively demonstrates the all too important point that there is no single, simple, straightforward act of border crossing.—Donna R. Gabaccia, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

This masterful synthesis of American immigration history combines East, West, and South—Ellis Island, Angel Island, and the Rio Grande—in a concise, lively, and thoughtful style. Schneider’s very readable study of major immigration issues sheds new light on the immigration experience as a lived process between state policy and individual memoir.—Nancy L. Green, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

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