U.S. Immigration Law and the Control of Labor: 1820-1924

Now in its 2nd edition, this groundbreaking book uses a materialist theory of the state to explain the zigzagging policies over a century of policy that alternately encouraged and ostensibly were meant to control foreign labor. The author adds a 2020 Preface to place the historical record into modern relief, even in the age of presidential characterization of immigrants as violent criminals. More
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About Kitty Calavita

Kitty Calavita is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California-Irvine. Her books include Inside the State (also available as an eBook and paperback from Quid Pro Books, adding a new preface by the author), Invitation to Law & Society (second edition), Immigrants at the Margins, Appealing to Justice, and Big Money Crime. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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