The Hidden Dimension of Nineteenth-Century Immigration Law

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The Hidden Dimension of Nineteenth-Century Immigration Law

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This Article aims to study these two ways in which immigration law operated in the American West. To do so, it analyzes a particular group of immigrants in detail, both to answer the question of why the law refused to intervene and also to ascertain whether other laws—laws that do not look like restrictive immigration laws—functioned to shape the desired population in the new territories.

 

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  • Abrams, Kerry. The Hidden Dimension of Nineteenth-Century Immigration Law. Vanderbilt Law Review, vol.62 (2009), p.1353.