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Problem of Immigration in a Slaveholding Republic Policing Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century United States

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ISBN-10: 0197580084

ISBN-13: 9780197580080

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin Kenny

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A powerful analysis of how regulation of the movement of enslaved and free black people produced a national immigration policy in the period between the American Revolution and the end of Reconstruction. Today the United States considers immigration a federal matter. Yet, despite America's reputation as a "nation of immigrants," the Constitution is silent on the admission, exclusion, and expulsion of foreigners. Before the Civil War, the federal government played virtually no role in regulating immigration, and states set their own terms for regulating the movement of immigrants, free blacks, and enslaved people. Insisting that it was their right and their obligation to protect the public…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2023
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 9.31" wide x 6.48" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English