Apologies for the last minute nature of this CFP, but I am looking for one or two participants for a panel that investigates various aspects of migration regulation (the slave trade, indentured servitude, free immigration, etc.) from the colonial period through the antebellum era. The two papers already in place are as follows: one that examines the use of immigrant bonds in the early republic, and another that analyzes the regulation of the slave trade in the colonial period. Other potential topics might include the enforcement of the ban on the international slave trade after 1808, state laws against the entry of free blacks, barriers to entry for immigrants with disabilities, the role of gender in early immigration regulation, etc.
If interested, please send an abstract of 100 words to Dr. Brendan P. O'Malley at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the deadline for submissions is December 1.