The Struggle Over Immigration: Indentured Servants, Slaves, and Articles of Commerce
83 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2009 Last revised: 2 Oct 2010
Date Written: September 1, 1996
In this article first published in 1996, the author discusses the pre-1889 understanding of immigration authority.
Keywords: slavery, immigrants, commerce clause, indentured servitude, immigration, plenary power, Chinese Exclusion
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