Disease, Deformity, and Defiance: Writing the Language of Immigration Law and the Eugenics Movement on the Immigrant Body

Dwyer, June
March 2003
MELUS;Spring2003, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p105
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Argues that the regulation and repression of immigrants' behavior in their new land and their discomfort with their embodied selves is an important strain in their literature. Occurrence of a restrictive language in the U.S. immigration law; Interplay between laws and nativism; Reason for the inability to imply restriction clauses in U.S. immigration laws until 1875.


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