The Deportation Machine by Adam Goodman audiobook

The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

By Adam Goodman
Read by Robert Fass

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200246847

  • ISBN: 9798200246830

  • ISBN: 9798200246854

Runtime: 9.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Deportation Machine traces the long and troubling history of the US government's systematic efforts to terrorize and expel immigrants over the past 140 years. This provocative, eye-opening book provides needed historical perspective on one of the most pressing social and political issues of our time.

In a sweeping and engaging narrative, Adam Goodman examines how federal, state, and local officials have targeted various groups for expulsion, from Chinese and Europeans at the turn of the twentieth century to Central Americans and Muslims today. He reveals how authorities have singled out Mexicans, nine out of ten of all deportees, and removed most of them not by orders of immigration judges but through coercive administrative procedures and calculated fear campaigns. Goodman uncovers the machine's three primary mechanisms—formal deportations, "voluntary" departures, and self-deportations—and examines how public officials have used them to purge immigrants from the country and exert control over those who remain. Exposing the pervasive roots of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States, The Deportation Machine introduces the politicians, bureaucrats, businesspeople, and ordinary citizens who have pushed for and profited from expulsion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Robert Fass's deliberately paced narration is appropriate for this audiobook as the outrageous history it recounts does not need much help to spark a reaction from the listener. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Goodman

Author Bio: Adam Goodman

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English