When:
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 5:30p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2284

This groundbreaking work by Hidetaka Hirota reinterprets the origins of immigration restriction in the United States. Faced with the influx of impoverished Irish immigrants over the first half of the nineteenth century, nativists in Massachusetts and New York developed policies for prohibiting the landing of destitute foreigners and deporting those already resident to Europe, Canada, or other American states. These state-level policies laid the foundations for federal immigration law. By locating the roots of American immigration control in cultural and economic nativism against the Irish on the nineteenth-century Atlantic seaboard, Expelling the Poor fundamentally revises the history of American immigration policy.

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14/09/2017 17:30:00 14/09/2017 19:30:00 15 Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy This groundbreaking work by Hidetaka Hirota reinterprets the origins of immigration restriction in the United States. Faced with the influx of impoverished Irish immigrants over the first half of t... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit