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The passport in America : the history of a document

Author: Craig Robertson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In today's world of constant identification checks, it's difficult to recall that there was ever a time when "proof of identity" was not a part of everyday life. And as anyone knows who has ever lost a passport, or let one expire on the eve of international travel, the passport has become an indispensable document. But how and why did this form of identification take on such a crucial role? In the first history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robertson, Craig.
Passport in America.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009049008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Robertson
ISBN: 9780199750856 0199750858
OCLC Number: 649913927
Description: 1 online resource (x, 340 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: Assembling the Passport; 1. DOCUMENT; 2. NAME; 3. SIGNATURE; 4. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION; 5. PHOTOGRAPH; 6. APPLICATION; 7. BUREAUCRACY; Part 2: Using the Passport; 8. DUBIOUS CITIZENS; 9. SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE AND UNTRUSTWORTHY DOCUMENTS; 10. READING BODIES, READING DOCUMENTS, AND "PASSPORT CONTROL"; 11. "THE PASSPORT NUISANCE"; Conclusion; Appendix: IMPORTANT DATES IN THE HISTORY OF THE REGULAR UNITED STATES PASSPORT; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X.
Responsibility: Craig Robertson.

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How the passport developed as a document speaks to migration studies, diplomatic and legal history, and, more generally, to those interested in the history and development of surveillance  Read more...

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Cleverly uses the history of the American passport as a means to plumb the meanings of identity and identification as the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth .Theoretically grounded and Read more...

 
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