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In the shadow of liberty : the invisible history of immigrant detention in the United States

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"A probing work of narrative history that reveals the hidden story of immigrant detention in the United States, deepening urgent national conversations around migration. In 2017, many Americans watched in horror as children were torn from their parents atthe US-Mexico border under Trump's "family separation" policy. But as historian Ana Raquel Minian reveals in In the Shadow of Liberty, this was only the latest chapter in a saga tracing back to the 1800s-one in which immigrants to the United States havebeen held without recourse to their constitutional rights. Braiding together the vivid stories of four migrants seeking to escape the turmoil of their homelands for the promise of America, In the Shadow of Liberty gives this history a human face, tellingthe dramatic story of Central American asylum seeker, a Cuban exile, a European war bride, and a Chinese refugee. As we travel alongside these indelible characters, In the Shadow of Liberty explores how sites of rightlessness have evolved, and what theirexistence has meant for our body politic. Though these "black sites" exist out of view for the average American, their reach extends into all of our lives: the explosive growth of the for-profit prison industry traces its origins to the immigrant detention system, as does the emergence of Guantanamo and the gradual unraveling of the right to bail and the presumption of innocence. Through these narratives, we see how the changing political climate surrounding immigration has played out in individual lives,and at what cost. But as these stories demonstrate, it doesn't have to be like this, and a better way might be possible"--

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  • 8 of 9 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Chappaqua Library 325.73 MINIAN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600129672
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Larchmont Public Library 325.73 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152640623
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Book
31024153504157
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Mount Vernon Public Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31018155795151
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North Castle Public Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31001152167798
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Ossining Public Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31021153711949
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07/02/2024
Rye Free Reading Room TIMES - 365.47 MINIAN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31028153689108
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035613086908
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Yonkers Riverfront Library 365.47 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035163045353
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