Prof. FitzGerald’s upcoming new book, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas will be available in April thru Harvard University Press.
Culling the Masses questions the widely held view that in the long run democracy and racism cannot coexist. David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín show that democracies were the first countries in the Americas to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states the first to outlaw discrimination. Through analysis of legal records from twenty-two countries between 1790 and 2010, the authors present a critical history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere.
see http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674729049 for more information