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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Border Patrol Nation
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Paperback      ISBN: 0872866319
""[Miller] offers a vision of what the military-industrial complex looks like once it's transported, jobs and all, to the US-Mexican border and turned into a consumer mall for the post-9/11 era. [it's] a striking and original picture."--Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch "What Jeremy Scahill was to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, author, On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier Armed authorities watch from a military-grade surveillance tower as lines of people stream toward the security checkpoint, tickets in hand, anxious and excited to get through the gate. Few seem to notice or care that the US Border Patrol is monitoring the Super Bowl, as they have for years, one of the many ways that forces created to police the borders are now being used, in an increasingly militarized fashion, to survey and monitor the whole of American society.In fast-paced prose, Todd Miller sounds an alarm as he chronicles the changing landscape. Traveling the country-and beyond-to speak with the people most involved with and impacted by the Border Patrol, he combines these first-hand encounters with careful research to expose a vast and booming industry for high-end technology, weapons, surveillance, and prisons. While politicians and corporations reap substantial profits, the experiences of millions of men, women, and children point to staggering humanitarian consequences. Border Patrol Nation shows us in stark relief how the entire country has become a militarized border zone, with consequences that affect us all.Todd Miller has worked on US border issues for over fifteen years. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Mother Jones, the Nation, TomDispatch, the Huffington Post, Al-Jazeera English, Common Dreams, and many others. "--
On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
On Gold Mountain
The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0679768521
Documenting the history of her own Chinese-American family, a journalist shares the results of five years of research, including interviews with nearly one hundred Chinese and Caucasian relatives. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
The Devil's Highway: A True Story
The Devil's Highway
A True Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0316010804
Describes the harrowing May 2001 attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds on a trek that cost fourteen lives. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father
Days of Obligation
An Argument With My Mexican Father
Paperback      ISBN: 0140096221
Essays written by the author of Hunger of Memory explore such subjects as Cortes's conquest of Mexico and the state of AIDS-ravaged San Francisco and gauge the spiritual and moral landscapes of the United States and Mexico. Reprint.
Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
Coming to America
A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
Paperback      ISBN: 006050577x
This historical survey of immigration offers accounts of the arrival of a wide range of ethnic groups in America, from the earliest colonists to the recent influx of Latin Americans, and includes a new chapter on "Immigration in an Age of Globalization," new immigration statistics, and a new preface. Reprint.
Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Beyond the Narrow Gate
The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Paperback      ISBN: 0452277612
Chronicles the fates of four extraordinary Chinese women, forced to flee China in 1947 after the Communist takeover, as they meet in Taiwan in 1948 and struggle to build new lives for themselves in America. Reprint.
Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
Across the Wire
Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
Paperback      ISBN: 0385425309
Gathers scenes of poverty, squalor, brutality, and humanity
Mexican-American Folklore
Mexican-American Folklore
Paperback      ISBN: 0874830591
Gathers riddles, rhymes, folk poetry, stories, ballads, superstitions, customs, games, foods, and folk arts of the Mexican-Americans
Crossing over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Crossing over
A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Paperback      ISBN: 0312421230
A powerful account of migrant culture traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Children of the City: At Work and at Play
Children of the City
At Work and at Play
Paperback      ISBN: 0345802977
Drawn from interviews, social workers' records, and other sources, this social history chronicles the lives of the children of America's turn-of-the-century immigrants