The Passport in America

The History of a Document
Author(s): 
Robertson, Craig
ISBN: 
9780199733422
Date published: 
September 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£17.99

How the passport developed as a document speaks to migration studies, diplomatic and legal history, and, more generally, to those interested in the history and development of surveillance technologies. Craig Robertson explains how Americans learned to document an identity, who can establish such an identity, and to what purpose such an identity can be put.