Bargaining with the State from Afar American Citizenship in Treaty Port China, 1844-1942
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In the early 1990s, when organizations representing the 2.6 million U.S. nationals living abroad appealed to Congress for their own non-voting representative, the response of one Senator was to dismiss these "moans of the mink-swathed Americans abroad." However, the image of a life of luxury abroad is usually a harsher reality complicated by income taxes, military duty, and legal jurisdiction. What exactly is the obligation of a state toward citizens who live outside its borders? Bargaining with the State from Afar traces the relationship between the United States federal government and sojourning Americans living in the colonial enclaves of pre-World War II China. This group of…
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Eileen Scully is assistant professor of history at Princeton University.
|Introduction and Overview|
|Extraterritoriality in the Changing World of the Nineteenth Century|
|Extraterritorial Americans, Before the Rush to Empire|
|Colonizing the Colonizers|
|Wilsonianism and American Imperial Citizenship|
|Interwar Demise of Consular Jurisdiction|
|Epilogue: Sojourning Americans in the Age of Empire|