Book Review: Natalia Molina, How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts, Los Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
Journal Title:NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences
Natalia Molina is a Professor of History and Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty Diversity and Equity at the University of California, San Diego. Molina’s How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Powers of Racial Scripts is the second full manuscript she has published. It consists of five chapters and is split into two parts: “Immigration Regimes I: Mapping Race and Citizenship” and “Immigration II: Making Mexicans Deplorable.” Molina’s first text, Fit to be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939 (2006), was a regional study of racial formation in the United States.