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At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship

Peter J. Spiro


Although commonplace today, dual citizenship was once considered an abnormality, or even an abomination. Yet by the last decades of the twentieth century, perhaps fueled by the civil rights movement in America as well as worldwide liberation movements, a global emphasis on human rights helped chip away the stigma traditionally attached to dual citizenship. At Home in Two Countries charts the history of dual citizenship in America from strong disfavor to general acceptance. The status has touched many; there are few Americans who do not have someone in their past or present who has held the sta ... More

Keywords: dual citizenship, globalization, civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780814785829
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814785829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Spiro, author
Temple University