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Invention of the Passport.

Author: John Torpey
Publisher: Cambridge, GBR : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative book argues that documents such as passports and related mechanisms have been used to make distinctions between citizens and non-citizens. It questions how and why states in the US  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Torpey, John.
Invention of the Passport.
Cambridge, GBR : Cambridge University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Torpey
ISBN: 9780511520990 0511520999
OCLC Number: 958551268
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title ; Copyright; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction; 1 Coming and Going: On the State Monopolization of the Legitimate ""Means of Movement""; Monopolizing the legitimate means of movement ; Modern states: ""penetrating"" or ""embracing""?; Getting a grip: institutionalizing the nationƯƯstate; The prevalence of passport controls in absolutist Europe; 2 ""Argus of the patrie"": The passport Question in the French Revolution; The passport problem at the end of the Old Regime; The flight of the King and the revolutionary renewal of passport controls. The Constitution of 1791 and the elimination of passport controlsThe debate over passport controls of early 1792; A detailed examination of the new passport law ; Passports and freedom of movement under the Convention; Passport concerns of the Directory ; 3 Sweeping out Augeas's Stable: The Nineteenth-Century Trend Toward Freedom of Movement ; From the emancipation of the peasantry to the end of the Napoleonic era; Prussian backwardness? A comparative look at the situation in the United Kingdom; Freedom of movement and citizenship in early nineteenth-century Germany. Toward the relaxation of passport controls in the German landsThe decriminalization of travel in the North German confederation; Broader significance of the 1867 law; 4 Toward the""Crustacean Type of Nation"": The Proliferation of Identification Documents From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Firts World War; Passport controls and state development in the United states; Paper walls: Passports and Chinese exclusion; The ""nationalization"" of immigration restriction in the United States; Sovereignty and dependance: The Italaian passoort law of 1901. The spread of identification documents for foreigners in FranceThe resurrection of passport controls in late nineteenth century Germany; The First World War and the ""temporary"" reimposition of passport controls; ""Temporary"" passport controls become permanent; The United States and the end of laissez faire era in migration; 5 From National to Postnational?Passports and Constraints on Movements from the Interwar to the postwar Era; The emergence of the international refugee regime in the early interwar period; Passports, identity papers, and the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Loosening up: Passport controls and regional integration postwar EuropeConclusion: A Typology of ""Papers""; International passports; Internal passports; Identity cards; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.

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