Immigration restriction: rethinking period and place from settler colonies to postcolonial nations*

  title={Immigration restriction: rethinking period and place from settler colonies to postcolonial nations*},
  author={Alison Bashford},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  pages={26 - 48}
  • Alison Bashford
  • Published 12 February 2014
  • Sociology, History
  • Journal of Global History
Abstract Immigration acts have long been analysed as instrumental to the working of the modern nation-state. A particular focus has been the racial exclusions and restrictions that were adopted by aspirationally white, new world nation-states: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. This article looks again at the long modern history of immigration restriction in order to connect the history of these settler-colonial race-based exclusions (much studied) with immigration… 

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