The Qualities of A Citizen

The Qualities of A Citizen

Women, Immigration, and Citizenship, 1870-1965

eBook - 2005
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The Qualities of a Citizen traces the application of U.S. immigration and naturalization law to women from the 1870s to the late 1960s. Like no other book before, it explores how racialized, gendered, and historical anxieties shaped our current understandings of the histories of immigrant women. The book takes us from the first federal immigration restrictions against Asian prostitutes in the 1870s to the immigration "reform" measures of the late 1960s. Throughout this period, topics such as morality, family, marriage, poverty, and nationality structured historical debates over women's immigra.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9781400826575
1400826578
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)

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