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Author Salyer, Lucy E.

Title Laws harsh as tigers : Chinese immigrants and the shaping of modern immigration law / Lucy E. Salyer.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 176 G1 SAYL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in legal history.
Studies in legal history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. From Counting to Sifting Immigrants -- Ch. 2. Contesting Exclusion: The Chinese and the Administrators -- Ch. 3. Captives of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Laws -- Ch. 4. The Eclipse of Judicial Justice -- Ch. 5. Drawing the Sieve Tighter: The Rise of Nativism and Administrative Power -- Ch. 6. Bureaucratic Tyranny: The Bureau of Immigration and Its Critics -- Ch. 7. A Fair though Summary Hearing: The Shaping of Administrative Due Process -- Ch. 8. Its Own Keeper: Procedural Reform in the Bureau of Immigration -- Epilogue: Immigration Law in American Legal Culture.
Summary This explores the social and legal history of restrictive immigration policies and their enforcement in the United States between 1891 and 1924.
Subject United States. Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization -- History.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History.
Chinese -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Administrative discretion -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0807845302 (paperback: alk. paper)
0807822183 (cloth : alk. paper)