Ownership without Citizenship: The Creation of Noncitizen Property Rights, 19 Mich. J. Race & L. 1 (2013)

@inproceedings{Tirres2013OwnershipWC,
  title={Ownership without Citizenship: The Creation of Noncitizen Property Rights, 19 Mich. J. Race & L. 1 (2013)},
  author={Allison Brownell Tirres},
  year={2013}
}
At the nation’s founding, the common law of property defined ownership as an incident of citizenship. Noncitizens were unable lawfully to hold, devise or inherit property. This doctrine eroded during the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but few scholars have examined its demise or the concommittant rise of property rights for foreigners. This article is the first sustained treatment of the creation of property rights for noncitizens in American law. It uncovers two key sources… CONTINUE READING

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