Nativity Status and Voter Turnout in the Early Twentieth-Century Urban United States

  title={Nativity Status and Voter Turnout in the Early Twentieth-Century Urban United States},
  author={Peter S. Tuckel and Richard Maisel},
  journal={Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History},
  pages={108 - 99}
  • P. Tuckel, R. Maisel
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • History, Economics
  • Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History
Running counter to both theoretical expectations and the results of previous empirical studies, recent research has shown that European immigrants voted at higher rates than native-born Americans in urban areas of the United States during the beginning of the twentieth century. The explanation offered for this research finding, based on aggregate-level data, is that the numerical superiority of the immigrants in cities discouraged the native-born population from voting. However, a number of… 
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