The Qualities of a Citizen: Women, Immigration, and Citizenship, 1870-1965

The Qualities of a Citizen: Women, Immigration, and Citizenship, 1870-1965

by Martha Gardner
     
 

"This book fills a huge gap in the scholarly literature. Not only is the subject an important one, but the research base is excellent. Gardner wisely decided to work directly with immigration files—a surprisingly little used, and wonderfully rich, group of historical sources—and to include both East and West Coast immigrants. The Qualities of a Citizen

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"This book fills a huge gap in the scholarly literature. Not only is the subject an important one, but the research base is excellent. Gardner wisely decided to work directly with immigration files—a surprisingly little used, and wonderfully rich, group of historical sources—and to include both East and West Coast immigrants. The Qualities of a Citizen will appeal to scholars across the humanities, social sciences, and legal fields, as well as to the general reader."—Peggy Pascoe, University of Oregon

"The Qualities of a Citizen offers important new insights regarding the historical construction of national identity and contributes to the burgeoning field of border studies. It offers a useful and important contribution to the literatures of immigration history and women's history."—Sarah Deutsch, Duke University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691144436
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

In the shadow of the law1
Ch. 1Immigrants, citizens, and marriage13
Ch. 2The limits of derivative citizenship31
Ch. 3Seeing difference50
Ch. 4Constructing a moral border73
Ch. 5Likely to become87
Ch. 6Toil and trouble100
Ch. 7When Americans are not citizens121
Ch. 8When citizens are not white139
Ch. 9Reproducing the nation157
Ch. 10Women in need176
Ch. 11At work in the nation199
Ch. 12Families, made in America223
Ch. 13Marriage and morality240
Conclusion : regulating belonging254

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