Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1995 - Law - 338 pages
Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles be
 

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Contents

From Counting to Sifting Immigrants
1
Judicial Justice 18911905
33
Contesting Exclusion THE CHINESE AND THE ADMINISTRATORS
37
Captives of Law JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE CHINESE EXCLUSION LAWS
69
The Eclipse of judicial Justice
94
Executive Justice 19051924
117
Drawing the Sieve Tighter THE RISE OF NATIVISM AND ADMINISTRATIVE POWER
121
Bureaucratic Tyranny THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION AND ITS CRITICS
139
A Fair though Summary Hearing THE SHAPING OF ADMINISTRATIVE DUE PROCESS
179
Its Own Keeper PROCEDURAL REFORM IN THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION
217
Immigration Law in American Legal Culture
245
Methodology
253
NOTES
255
BIBLIOGRAPHY
309
INDEX
325
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Lucy E. Salyer is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.

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