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Laws harsh as tigers : Chinese immigrants and the shaping of modern immigration law

Author: Lucy E Salyer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, this study analyzes the debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early-20th century.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salyer, Lucy E.
Laws harsh as tigers.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604139219
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy E Salyer
ISBN: 0807822183 9780807822180 0807845302 9780807845301
OCLC Number: 31754380
Description: xix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. From Counting to Sifting Immigrants --
Ch. 2. Contesting Exclusion: The Chinese and the Administrators --
Ch. 3. Captives of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Laws --
Ch. 4. The Eclipse of Judicial Justice --
Ch. 5. Drawing the Sieve Tighter: The Rise of Nativism and Administrative Power --
Ch. 6. Bureaucratic Tyranny: The Bureau of Immigration and Its Critics --
Ch. 7. A Fair though Summary Hearing: The Shaping of Administrative Due Process --
Ch. 8. Its Own Keeper: Procedural Reform in the Bureau of Immigration --
Epilogue: Immigration Law in American Legal Culture.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Lucy E. Salyer.
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