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Expelling the Poor Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

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ISBN-10: 019061921X

ISBN-13: 9780190619213

Edition: 2017

Authors: Hidetaka Hirota

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Expelling the Poor examines the origins of immigration restriction in the United States, especially deportation policy. Based on an analysis of immigration policies in major American coastal states, including New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana, and California, it provides the first sustained study of immigration control conducted by states prior to the introduction of federal immigration law in the late nineteenth century. The influx of impoverished Irish immigrants over the first half of the nineteenth century led nativists in New York and Massachusetts to develop policies for prohibiting the landing of destitute foreigners and deporting those already resident in…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.18" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English