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Title Culling the masses : the democratic origins of racist immigration policy in the Americas / David Scott FitzGerald, David Cook-Martín.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 501 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-481) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject Immigrants -- Government policy -- America -- History.
Racism -- Political aspects -- America -- History.
America -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History.
America -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects -- History.
America -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History.
Citizenship -- America -- History.
Emigration and immigration law -- America -- History.
America -- Politics and government.
Democracy -- America -- History.
America.
Amerika.
Zuid-Amerika.
Genre History.
Contents The organizational landscape : from eugenics to anti-racism -- The United States : paragon of liberal democracy and racism -- Canada : between neighbor and empire -- Cuba : whitening an island -- Mexico : selecting those who never came -- Brazil : selling the myth of racial democracy -- Argentina : crucible of European nations? -- Appendix: Ethnic selection in sixteen countries.
Summary Culling the Masses questions the widely held view that in the long run democracy and racism cannot coexist. David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín show that democracies were the first countries in the Americas to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states the first to outlaw discrimination.
Other Author Cook-Martín, David (David A.), author.
Other Title Title is part of the collection: De Gruyter Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
Print version: FitzGerald, David, 1972- Culling the masses. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014 9780674729049