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Author Weiner, Mark Stuart.

Title Americans without law : the racial boundaries of citizenship / Mark S. Weiner.

Published New York : New York University Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.17309 WEIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-184) and index.
Contents 1. Laws of development, laws of land -- 2. Teutonic constitutionalism and the Spanish-American war -- 3. The biological politics of Japanese exclusion -- 4. Culture, personality, and racial liberalism.
Summary "Americans Without Law shows how the racial boundaries of civic life are based on widespread perceptions about the relative capacity of minority groups for legal behavior, which Mark S. Weiner calls "juridical racialism." The book follows the history of this civic discourse by examining the legal status of four minority groups in four successive historical periods: American Indians in the 1880s, Filipinos after the Spanish-American War, Japanese immigrants in the 1920s, and African Americans in the 1940s and 1950s."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Minorities -- Government policy -- United States.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Minorities -- United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Politics and government.
Standard Number 9780814793640
ISBN 0814793649 (cloth : alk. paper)