In the past decade, there has been an explosion of wonderful work on the history of immigration and citizenship law. Cindy Hahamovitch’s No Man’s Land ranks with work of Mae Ngai, Daniel Kanstroom, Kelly Lytle Hernández, and others. The book is essential reading for historians of twentieth century immigration. It offers a brilliant account of the forces that have shaped modern immigration law and of the way immigration law categories have acquired meaning “on the ground.”Read on here.
Several of JOTWELL's other sections have also recently posted items of interest. Recent reviews include:
- "State Control of Black Mothers": Donna Coker (University of Miami School of Law) on Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).
- "Farewell, Schoolhouse Rock (Understanding Legislative History through the Lens of the ACA)": Nicole Huberfeld (University of Kentucky) on John Cannan, A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History, 105 L. Library J. 131 (2013).
- "Oral History and Perceptions of Subjectivity": Anne Tweedy (Hamline University) on Robert Alan Hersey, Jennifer McCormack, & Gillian E. Newell, Mapping Intergenerational Memories (Part I): Proving the Contemporary Truth of the Indigenous Past, Ariz. Legal Stud. Discussion Paper 14-01 (2014), available at SSRN.