By Candice Lewis Bredbenner
In 1907, the government declared that any American lady marrying a foreigner needed to suppose the nationality of her husband, and thereby denationalized millions of yank girls. This hugely unique research follows the dramatic diversifications in women's nationality rights, citizenship legislation, and immigration coverage within the usa in the course of the overdue revolutionary and interwar years, putting the historical past and influence of "derivative citizenship" in the huge context of the women's suffrage circulation. Making amazing use of fundamental assets, and using unique records from many best women's reform enterprises, executive organizations, Congressional hearings, and federal litigation related to women's naturalization and expatriation, Candice Bredbenner offers a clean modern feminist point of view on key ancient, political, and criminal debates in relation to citizenship, nationality, political empowerment, and their implications for women's criminal prestige within the usa. This attention-grabbing and well-constructed account contributes profoundly to an incredible yet little-understood element of the women's rights flow in twentieth-century the USA.
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Cohen, 179 F. 834 (1910), upheld the denial of separate naturalization for married women. , 1 (Mar. 1916): 867. , "Citizenship, Expatriation, Suffrage," California Law Review 4 (Mar. , "Expatriation Resulting from Marriage to Alien Husband," Michigan Law Review 14 (Jan. 1916): 233–235; "Woman Loses Citizenship on Marriage to Alien," Chicago Legal News 46 (Apr. 11, 1914): 285.  House Hearings, 1912, Woman Suffrage, 4. For further discussion of the issues raised by the Mackenzie case, see CR 51 (Dec.
31] Many woman suffragists agreed with Crist, but they had other reasons for rejecting the notion that mar Letter from Raymond Crist, BIN E1990, pt. 1. The Labor Department praised women's organizations for "carrying the message of America" to foreign-born women. S. , 1912), 34.  "Citizenship for Women," Immigrants in America Review 1 (Sept. 1915): 12.  Anna Steese Richardson, "The Good Citizenship Bureau," Woman's Home Companion 49 (Sept. 1922): 28.  Hearings before the House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, Proposed Changes in Naturalization Laws: Education and Americanization , pt.
412 (1915), in which Attorney General T. W. Gregory declared that an American woman did not lose her citizenship although her husband had expatriated himself after the marriage by joining the Canadian expeditionary force. ― 60 ― provisions of the new law satisfied the Department's interests in stemming absenteeism among American citizens as well as dual citizenship. v... citizens were leaving the United States shortly after receiving naturalization papers and then requesting the assistance and protection of the federal government while abroad, the law could curtail this exploitation of citizenship's privileges.
A Nationality of Her Own: Women, Marriage, and the Law of Citizenship by Candice Lewis Bredbenner