Shutting the Gates on an Open World: The Very Modern History of Immigration Restriction

Lecture Description

Think your great-grandma came to the U.S. legally? Chances are, there weren’t any laws to break. Until the late nineteenth century, to the extent that there were immigration restrictions they tended to be restrictions on leaving not entering. Immigration restrictions began in the United States and Australia, and spread around the world. This talk is about the global history of who gets barred and why.


Constitutional and Legal Immigration

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