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The Resource Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Hiroshi Motomura, (electronic book:)

Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Hiroshi Motomura, (electronic book:)

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Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States
Title
Americans in waiting
Title remainder
the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Hiroshi Motomura
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Americans in Waiting, Motomura discovers in our national past a simple yet powerful approach to immigration and citizenship. Rewriting the conventional story, Motomura uncovers how for over 150 years, many immigrants were immediately put on track to U.S. citizenship. They were entitled to overseas diplomatic protection and eligible to homestead land on the western frontier. Citizens-to-be were even allowed to vote. In sum, immigration was assumed to be a transition to; citizenship, and immigrants were future citizens--Americans in waiting. Once central to law and policy, this view has all but vanished. Beginning in the early twentieth century, the United States began to treat its immigrants in one of two ways: as signatories to a contract that sets the terms of their stay in; this country, or as affiliates who can earn rights only as they become, over time, enmeshed in the nation's life. Immigration is now seen too often as a problem to be solved, rather than a pillar of our nations strength.; A panoramic history of the past 200 years of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Americans in Waiting offers a clear lesson: only by recovering this lost history of immigration can we ensure that both current and future citizens share in the sense of belonging that is crucial to full participation in American life
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CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Motomura, Hiroshi
Dewey number
325.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.M67 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Immigrants
  • Citizenship
  • United States
Label
Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Hiroshi Motomura, (electronic book:)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: immigrants in America -- Contract and classical immigration law -- Promises, promises -- All persons within the territorial jurisdiction -- Alienage and the ties that bind -- The most tender connections -- The lost story of Americans-in-waiting -- Transition at a crossroads -- The meaning of transition -- Race, belonging, and transition -- Taking transition seriously -- Conclusion : the idea of Americans-in-waiting -- Notes
Control code
ebr10160631
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780195163452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Hiroshi Motomura, (electronic book:)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: immigrants in America -- Contract and classical immigration law -- Promises, promises -- All persons within the territorial jurisdiction -- Alienage and the ties that bind -- The most tender connections -- The lost story of Americans-in-waiting -- Transition at a crossroads -- The meaning of transition -- Race, belonging, and transition -- Taking transition seriously -- Conclusion : the idea of Americans-in-waiting -- Notes
Control code
ebr10160631
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780195163452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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