“[Davis’ writing is] perceptive and rigorous.”—David Montgomery, The Nation
“[Davis’ work is] brilliant, provocative, and exhaustively researched.”—The Village Voice
“[Davis’ work is] eloquent and passionate.”—Tariq Ali
No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often violent right-wing backlash against immigrants.
Countering the chorus of anti-immigrant voices, Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacn expose the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and put a human face on the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States.
Davis and Akers Chacn challenge the racist politics of vigilante groups like the Minutemen, and argue for a pro-immigrant and pro-worker agenda that recognizes the urgent need for international solidarity and cross-border alliances in building a renewed labor movement.
Writer, historian, and activist Mike Davis is the author of many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California at Irvine, and lives in San Diego. Davis is the recipient of the 2001 Carey McWilliams Award and the World History Association Book Award.
Justin Akers Chacn is professor of U.S. History and Chicano Studies in San Diego, California. He has contributed to the International Socialist Review and the book Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press).
group within the modern USA; namely, the “Van Voorhees” family. In 1660 C.E., Isaiah’s
ancestral grandfather, Steven Coerts Van Voorhees, migrated from the Province of
Drenthe, Netherlands to the Flatlands area of Brooklyn, Long Island, NY. Thus
began the “roots” of a huge family who quickly branched out to become pioneers,
early settlers, and prominent citizens within many U.S. States, Counties, and
Cities from 1660 C.E. to present day.This book concentrates primarily on the one branch of Steven
Coerts Van Voorhees’ descendants which leads to (and beyond) Isaiah Vorys, who
was born in 1750 in Somerset County, New Jersey. At first glance, some of the heretofore
unpublished genealogy charts associated
with Isaiah may appear to be of sole interest to the readers who are related to
him. However, any reader with a desire to learn more about United
States History stands to gain insight into “the formation of the early USA”, by
carefully reading each page of this book, because the author adds historical details associated with the “coast-to-coast”
residential locations of Isaiah Vorys’ ancestors, descendants, and of his
collateral relatives, beginning in 1660 C.E. and ending in 2013 C.E.
Throughout an interesting 84 years of life, Isaiah Vorys
actively participated in the betterment of his communities. For example, in
1776, he enlisted in a New Jersey Revolutionary War Regiment and participated
in several battles as part of General George Washington’s “Continental Army”
until 1781, even though Washington could not afford to pay this Regiment for
their services. From 1808 to 1830, Isaiah Vorys was among the early pioneers who
developed the City of Columbus, Ohio, while operating his “White Horse Tavern”.
Even Isaiah’s death was interesting because the body exhumed from his gravesite
in 1857 C. E. turned out not to be his remains!
Isaiah Vorys’ seven children (adopting the VORYS, VORIS and
VORHES surnames) were early settlers within various parts of western
Pennsylvania, central Ohio, and in northern Indiana between 1784 C. E. and 1835
C.E. Isaiah’s descendants married spouses with surnames: HALLAM (early settlers
of Washington Co., PA and of Clinton Co., OH); HITE; COCHENOUR; BIBLER (all
three of these families were early settlers of Fairfield Co., OH); and MONROE (early
settlers of Delaware Co., OH who descended from the MONROE/MUNROE “Minutemen” who
fought in the “Battle of Lexington”, MA in 1775).
Isaiah himself was a New Jersey Revolutionary War soldier who served under General George Washington. He migrated to the Columbus, Ohio area around 1808 C.E., and his descendants (including the author) eventually "connected" to 82 out of 88 Ohio Counties over the past 200 years.
This essay also provides the details Isaiah Vorys' interesting life (and death), and reveals how he and his family helped to shape the formation of Ohio.
If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video package from authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lesson includes three major components: a description of how each SSIS feature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's a complete learning package that will give you the confidence you need to start your first SSIS project.Guides novice database administrators and developers who are learning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authority and author, Brian Knight Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includes lessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by the author Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server 2012 release
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much less intimidating.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
In Nadie es ilegal, Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacon expose the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and put a human face on the immigrants who daily risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States. Countering the mounting chorus of anti-immigrant voices, Nadie es ilegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent right wing backlash against immigrants, revealing their deep roots in US history, and documents the new civil rights movement that has mounted protests around the country to demand justice and dignity for immigrants.
Nadie es ilegal features moving, evocative photos from award-winning photographer Julian Cardona.
Justin Akers Chacon is a professor of US history and Chicano studies in San Diego, California. He has contributed to the International Socialist Review and the book Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints.
Mike Davis is a historian, activist, and author of many acclaimed books, including City of Quartz, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California at Irvine. He received a 2007 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction.
A virus of astonishing lethality, known as H5N1, has become entrenched in the poultry and wild bird populations of East Asia. It kills two out of every three people it infects. The World Health Organization warns that it is on the verge of mutating into a super-contagious pandemic form.
In this urgent and extraordinarily frightening book, Mike Davis reconstructs the scientific and political history of a viral apocalypse in the making, exposing the central roles of agribusiness and the fast-food industries, abetted by corrupt governments, in creating the ecological conditions for the emergence of this new plague. He also details the scandalous failure of the Bush administration, obsessed with hypothetical "bio-terrorism," to safeguard Americans from the greatest biological threat since HIV/AIDS.
From Ventura to Laguna, more than one million Southern Californians have been directly touched by disaster-related death, injury, or damage to their homes and businesses. Middle-class apprehensions about angry underclasses are exceeded only by anxieties about blind thrust faults underlying downtown L.A. or about the firestorms that periodically incinerate Malibu. And the force of real catastrophe has been redoubled by the obsessive fictional destruction of Los Angeles--by aliens, comets, and twisters--in scores of novels and films. The former "Land of Sunshine" is now seen by much of the world, including many of L.A.'s increasingly nervous residents, as a veritable Book of the Apocalypse theme park.
In this extraordinary book, Mike Davis, the author of City of Quartz and our most fascinating interpreter of the American metropolis, unravels the secret political history of disaster, real and imaginary, in Southern California. As he surveys the earthquakes of Santa Monica, the burning of Koreatown, the invasion of "man-eating" mountain lions, the movie Volcano, and even Los Angeles's underrated tornado problem, he exposes the deep complicity between social injustice and perceptions of natural disorder. Arguing that paranoia about nature obscures the fact that Los Angeles has deliberately put itself in harm's way, Davis reveals how market-driven urbanization has for generations transgressed against environmental common sense. And he shows that the floods, fires, and earthquakes reaped by the city were tragedies as avoidable--and unnatural--as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets.
Rich with detail, bold and original, Ecology of Fear is a gripping reconnaissance into the urban future, an essential portrait of America at the millennium.