Defining Documents in American History: American Citizenship, 1st Edition

  • Michael Shally-Jensen
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  • ISBN-10: 1642657638
  • ISBN-13: 9781642657630
  • DDC: 323.60973
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released June 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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This two-volume set examines how today's U.S. citizen was first imagined, how citizenship was established and codified, and how it has been refined over time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
1: The Development of American Citizenship.
2: Naturalization Act of 1790.
3: The Bill of Rights.
4: Of Man, as a Member of Society, Lectures on Law.
5: Alien and Sedition Acts.
6: Louisiana Purchase Treaty.
7: Speech in Congress on the War of 1812.
8: Democracy in America.
9: On Texan Independence.
10: Petition to the US Congress Regarding the Great Influx of Roman Catholics.
11: Declaration of Principles of the Native American Convention.
12: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
13: Progress and Extent of Immigration Prior to 1819.
14: Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
15: American Indians and Citizenship.
16: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia.
17: Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Indian Affairs.
18: Indian Citizenship Act.
19: Indian Civil Rights Act.
20: African Americans and Citizenship.
21: Dred Scott v. Sandford.
22: Civil Rights Act of 1866.
23: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
24: United States v. Cruikshank.
25: Plessy v. Ferguson.
26: Guinn v. United States.
27: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) plus Enforcement Decree for Same (1955).
28: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
29: LBJ: “The American Promise”.
30: Speech before Congress on Voting Rights.
31: Latinos/as and Citizenship.
32: A Foreigner in My Own Land.
33: “On Seizing Land from Native Californians”.
34: Walt Whitman: The Spanish Element in Our Nationality.
35: The Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
36: Bracero Program Agreement.
37: Hernandez v. Texas.
38: Plyler v. Doe.
39: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
40: Letter of Protest Regarding the Treatment of Undocumented Immigrants.
41: DREAM Act of 2010—Bill Summary.
42: Executive Actions on Immigration, 2014.