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The Resource A quiet victory for Latino rights : FDR and the controversy over "whiteness", Patrick D. Lukens, (electronic book)

A quiet victory for Latino rights : FDR and the controversy over "whiteness", Patrick D. Lukens, (electronic book)

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A quiet victory for Latino rights : FDR and the controversy over "whiteness"
Title
A quiet victory for Latino rights
Title remainder
FDR and the controversy over "whiteness"
Statement of responsibility
Patrick D. Lukens
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1935 a federal court judge handed down a ruling that could have been disastrous for Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in the United States. However, in an unprecedented move, the Roosevelt administration wielded the power of "administrative law" to neutralize the decision and thereby dealt a severe blow to the nativist movement. A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights recounts this important but little-known story. To the dismay of some nativist groups, the Immigration Act of 1924, which limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted annually, did not apply to immigrants from Latin America. In response to nativist legal maneuverings, the 1935 decision said that the act could be applied to Mexican immigrants. That decision, which ruled that the Mexican petitioners were not "free white person[s]," might have paved the road to segregation for all Latinos. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, had worked to sensitize the Roosevelt administration to the tenuous position of Latinos in the United States. Advised by LULAC, the Mexican government, and the US State Department, the administration used its authority under administrative law to have all Mexican immigrants--and Mexican Americans--classified as "white." It implemented the policy when the federal judiciary "acquiesced" to the New Deal, which in effect prevented further rulings. In recounting this story, complete with colorful characters and unlikely bedfellows, Patrick Lukens adds a significant chapter to the racial history of the United States."--Project Muse
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1966-
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Lukens, Patrick D.
Dewey number
323.1168/0730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S75
LC item number
L85 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Label
A quiet victory for Latino rights : FDR and the controversy over "whiteness", Patrick D. Lukens, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nativists and immigration law to 1924 -- Mexican restriction debates, 1924-30 -- Good neighbors and new dealers -- Mexicans, Mexican Americans and civil rights -- The Andrade Decision -- Efforts to thwart the Andrade Decision using the traditional approach -- Applying administrative law to the Andrade Decision -- The racial classification policy : problems and successes -- Consequences, unintended consequences and failures
Control code
ebr10627480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816599646
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A quiet victory for Latino rights : FDR and the controversy over "whiteness", Patrick D. Lukens, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nativists and immigration law to 1924 -- Mexican restriction debates, 1924-30 -- Good neighbors and new dealers -- Mexicans, Mexican Americans and civil rights -- The Andrade Decision -- Efforts to thwart the Andrade Decision using the traditional approach -- Applying administrative law to the Andrade Decision -- The racial classification policy : problems and successes -- Consequences, unintended consequences and failures
Control code
ebr10627480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816599646
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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