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White Borders by Reece Jones
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Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9780807054062

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Praise

“A highly recommended, in-depth history of migration that accounts for the lives affected by American border policing and immigration restrictions.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“The author’s ability to connect the dots is impressive—and depressing, since the politics of ethnic hatred persist.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Reece Jones explores the tragic, ludicrous, and endlessly violent creation and maintenance of America’s borders . . . Jones’s greatest contribution is to show the forces that really drove the Trump campaign.”
Chicago Review of Books

White Borders is a searing indictment of the US immigration restrictions from Chinese Exclusion through the Trump presidency. This powerful and meticulously argued book reveals that while immigration crackdowns are justified as protecting jobs and workers, they’ve always been about saving and protecting the racist idea of a white America.”
—Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist

“With eloquent prose and masterful storytelling, Reece Jones narrates the hard history of immigration policies of the US settler colonial state that was founded and rooted in white supremacy, from Chinese exclusion to the border wall.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

“Reece Jones’s White Borders is a damning inquiry into the history of the border as a place where race is created and racism honed into a razor-sharp ideology. Deeply researched and movingly written, White Borders is an indispensable book.”
—Greg Grandin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The End of the Myth

“Reece Jones guides us through the long, tangled, and still developing history of how the United States came to know itself as a nation through the increasingly strict control of movement across its borders. Jones demonstrates in this assiduously researched and carefully crafted book that the nation’s borders are in fact central to making the state what it is: a key tool in the maintenance not just of white supremacy but of whiteness itself.”
—Brendan O’Connor, author of Blood Red Lines: How Nativism Fuels the Right

Table Of Contents

List of Tables
Prologue


INTRODUCTION
Two Versions of History

CHAPTER 1
Go West, Young Man

CHAPTER 2
Lewd and Debauched

CHAPTER 3
Whatever Happens, the Chinese Must Go

CHAPTER 4
The White Man, Par Excellence

CHAPTER 5
The Very Fabric of Our Race

CHAPTER 6
Keep America American

CHAPTER 7
The Ethnic Mix of This Country Will Not Be Upset

CHAPTER 8
People, People, People, People

CHAPTER 9
On Our Same Side

CHAPTER 10
Invaded on All Fronts

CHAPTER 11
Hostile Takeover

CHAPTER 12
Out-Tancredo Tancredo

CHAPTER 13
The World Just Changed

CHAPTER 14
It’s Time to Make Immigration Policy Great Again

CHAPTER 15
The Invisible Wall

CONCLUSION
The Great Replacement

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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