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Dying to Live by Joseph Nevins
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it was amazing
bookshelves: own-it, politics
Recommended for: those interested in border and immigration issues

This is an excellent treatment of immigration that looks at both the "big picture" as well as distinct personal stories and on-the-ground examples. Nevins, a geography professor, examines the history of U.S. expansion and the changing U.S.-Mexico boundary along with the changing social dynamic around migration and how how it has related to ideas of race, nationalism, security, sovereignty, and economics. While filled with supporting footnotes and citations, the book is a surprisingly easy read. Not bogged down with overly academic language, "Dying To Live" is clearly and effectively aimed at a general audience. Anyone interested in looking behind the political and media rhetoric about immigration and "secure borders" of recent years should read this book.
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Reading Progress

December 16, 2008 – Shelved
December 11, 2009 – Shelved as: own-it
February 9, 2010 – Started Reading
February 9, 2010 – Shelved as: politics
February 18, 2010 – Finished Reading

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