Sources & Definitions

Definitions

Abolitionists

A person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery

Naturalization

The process of becoming a citizen

Xenophobia

An irrational fear of or prejudice against people from other countries. In the United States, this manifests as discrimination against immigrants, most often immigrants of color

Sources

Books and Journals

  • Keyssar, Alexander. “The Right to Vote: the contested history of democracy in the United States.” New York: Basic Books, 2000
  • Hoerder, Dirk, ed. “Labor Migration in the Atlantic Economies: The European and North American Working Classes During the Period of Industrialization (Westport, CT, 1985)” cited in Keyssar pp 82-83.
  • Schrag, Peter. Not Fit for Our Society: Nativism and Immigration. Berkley: University of California Press. 2010. (pull quote, page 34)
  • Hayduk, Ronald. "Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the US." New Political Science 26.4 (2004): 499-523. Gale Cengage Expanded Academic ASAP.
  • Johnson, Hildegard Binder. "The Election of 1860 and the Germans in Minnesota." Minnesota History 28.1 (1947): 20-36.
  • Kane, Betty. "A Case Study in Lively Futility: The 1876 Legislature." Minnesota History 45.6 (1977): 223-40.
  • Kimball, Christopher W. “Norwegian Americans and the Politics of Dissent, 1880-1924” (Book Review). 53 Vol. , 1992.
  • Lynch, Ross. “Political History of Minnesota from the Origin of the Territory through the Second General Election, Held in September of 1850.” Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1921.
  • Nisbeth, Hugo. “Minnesota as seen by Travelers : A Swedish Visitor of the Early Seventies.” Eds. Roy W. (Roy Walfred) Swanson and Hugo Nisbeth. Saint Paul, Minn.]: Saint Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society, 1927.
  • Opoti, Nekessa. "English Only? Not in Minnesota History." Twin Cities Daily Planet. Twin Cities Media Alliance., 23 Aug. 2010.
  • Qualey, Carlton C. "MHS Collections: Diary of a Swedish Immigrant Horticulturist, 1855-1898." Minnesota History 43.2 (1972): 63-70.
  • Raskin, Jamin B. "Legal Aliens, Local Citizens: The Historical, Constitutional, and Theoretical Meanings of Alien Suffrage." University of Pennsylvania Law Review April 141.4 (1993): 1391-470. JSTOR.
  • Varsanyi, Monica W. "The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Non-Citizen Voting: Immigration and the Shifting Scales of Citizenship and Suffrage in the United States." Space and Polity 9.2 (2005): 113-34.
  • Zeidel, Robert F. "Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma." Minnesota History 56.6 (1999): 328-44.
  • Rosberg, Gerald M. (April–May 1977), ”Aliens and Equal Protection: Why Not the Right to Vote?” 75, Michigan Law Review, p. 1099

Website and Online Resources