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Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim


With the railroad’s arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and human activity. Following the stream of Mexican, Chinese, and African American migration, Julian Lim presents a fresh study of the multiracial intersections of the borderlands, where diverse peoples crossed multiple boundaries in search of new economic opportunities and social relations. However, as these migrants came together in ways that blurred and confounded elite expectations of racial order, b ... More

Keywords: Immigration, Immigration law, U.S.-Mexico border and borderlands, Transnational history, Race and mixed-race studies, Mexican, Chinese, African American, El Paso, Ciudad Juárez

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635491
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Lim, author
Arizona State University