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The Ties Allowed to Bind: Kinship Legalities and Migration Restriction in the Interwar Americas

Putnam, Lara (2013) The Ties Allowed to Bind: Kinship Legalities and Migration Restriction in the Interwar Americas. International Labor and Working-Class History, 83. 191 - 209. ISSN 0147-5479

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Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>New immigration restrictions in the United States and elsewhere in the 1920s and 1930s made legal entry dependent on specific kinship formalities. This article explores the impact of the new system through a study of British Caribbean migrants. Because family patterns and the place of church and state sanction within them varied greatly by class—here, as in many parts of the world—the result was a curtailment of mobility that affected elites very little, and working-class would-be migrants enormously. In order to elucidate <jats:italic>de facto</jats:italic> patterns of exclusion, the author concludes, historians of transnational labor must begin paying more attention to the work “family” does.</jats:p>


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Putnam, Laralep12@pitt.eduLEP12
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: International Labor and Working-Class History
Volume: 83
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Page Range: 191 - 209
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1017/s0147547913000094
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0147-5479
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 14:19
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20857

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