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By Candice Lewis Bredbenner

In 1907, the government declared that any American girl marrying a foreigner needed to suppose the nationality of her husband, and thereby denationalized hundreds of thousands of yankee girls. This hugely unique learn follows the dramatic adaptations in women's nationality rights, citizenship legislations, and immigration coverage within the usa throughout the past due innovative and interwar years, putting the heritage and influence of "derivative citizenship" in the extensive context of the women's suffrage flow. Making awesome use of fundamental assets, and using unique files from many best women's reform corporations, executive corporations, Congressional hearings, and federal litigation regarding women's naturalization and expatriation, Candice Bredbenner offers a fresh modern feminist point of view on key historic, political, and felony debates in terms of 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 a massive yet little-understood element of the women's rights flow in twentieth-century America.

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