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Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

John Hultgren


In contemporary politics, nature is generally assumed to be a commitment of the political left and restrictionism a commitment of the right. The reality, however, is significantly more complicated: in the United States, environmentalists have argued for immigration restrictions since the movement first began in the last 1800s; many of the so-called fathers of American environmentalism were immigration restrictionists; and the argument continues to attract vocal adherents among mainstream and radical greens.This book seeks to explain these seemingly paradoxical commitments by grounding them in ... More

Keywords: contemporary politics, environmentalism, United States, sovereignty, nature, restrictionist, migration, immigration, social injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694976
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hultgren, author
Northern Arizona University