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Making Foreigners Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000

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ISBN-10: 1107698510

ISBN-13: 9781107698512

Edition: 2016

Authors: Kunal M. Parker

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This book reconceptualizes the history of U.S. immigration and citizenship law from the colonial period to the beginning of the twenty-first century by joining the histories of immigrants to those of Native Americans, African Americans, women, Asian Americans, Latino/a Americans, and the poor. Kunal Parker argues that during the earliest stages of American history, being legally constructed as a foreigner, along with being subjected to restrictions on presence and movement, was not confined to those who sought to enter the country from the outside, but was also used against those on the inside. Insiders thus shared important legal disabilities with outsiders. It is only over the course of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.09" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kunal M. Parker is Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He was previously the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law at Cleveland State University and has held fellowships at New York University Law School, Cornell Law School, Queens University, Belfast, and the American Bar Foundation. Professor Parker has served on the editorial boards of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review and Law and Social Inquiry. His writing focuses on the history and theory of immigration and citizenship law, the history of law in colonial India, U.S. intellectual and legal history, and the philosophy of history.