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Philip D. Erenrich, “Bring in the gypsies: a case study in race and U.S. immigration policy”

 In late July 1909, headlines in several New York City newspapers expressed curious excitement about a group of recently arrived, and swiftly deported, immigrants. “Gypsies Fight to Resist Deportation,” read the Evening Mail. “Wield Babies as War Clubs,” exclaimed the…

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