Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-237) and index.
Note on terminology
Part I. The late territorial years, 1898-1912
The closed door : exclusion reigns
The door swings inward : pluralism and marginalization
Part II. Transformations : the First World War era, 1917-1922
Changing strategies for a new world
Marginalization evolves : image of a temporary worker
Part III. Immigration restriction debates, 1926-1930
Closing the door?
Promotion of the temporary worker
Part IV. Repatriation, 1930-1935
"To keep America American" : the door swings outward.
"Debating American Identity is an innovative look at four national debates over the inclusion of the Mexican-origin population in the United States in the early twentieth century. Linda C. Noel explores different conceptions of American identity through disputes over Arizona and New Mexico statehood, temporary workers, immigration, and repatriation"-- Provided by publisher.