This book takes a look at policies that have hindered people from becoming US citizens and the legal actions people of color have taken to be recognized by the federal government.
Chapter 1. The dream of citizenship -- chapter 2. Citizenship and whiteness -- chapter 3. Excluding the Chinese -- chapter 4. An increase in immigrants -- chapter 5. Eugenics, laws, and war -- chapter 6. An era of reform -- chapter 7. New challenges -- chapter 8. Dreamers, caravans, and the future.