Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

by Hidetaka Hirota

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190619213
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 689,725
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Hidetaka Hirota is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the City College of New York. He was formerly a Mellon Research Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Chapter 1 "Shovelling Out": Ireland and the Emigration of the Poor
Chapter 2 Problems of Irish Poverty: The Rise of State Control on the Atlantic Seaboard
Chapter 3 Different Paths: The Development of Immigration Policy in Antebellum Coastal States
Chapter 4 Radical Nativism: The Know Nothing Movement and the Citizenship of Paupers
Chapter 5 A New Birth of Poverty: Pauper Policy in the Age of the Civil War and Reconstruction
Chapter 6 The Journey Continued: Post-Deportation Lives in Britain and Ireland
Chapter 7 The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy
Conclusion

Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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