The Passport in America: The History of a Document
Book by Craig Robertson, Northeastern University
Reviewed by Donald Kerwin, Migration Policy Institute
Donald Kerwin of the Migration Policy Institute reviews The Passport in America: The History of a Document, in which the author recounts the history of the US passport and the controversies over the federal government’s use of it to document identity and citizenship. The book includes details the form, security, and features of the document over time, as well as its relation to immigration themes like identity, sovereignty, national security, and mobility.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2011.00855.x.