African American Immigrants

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Many millions of European immigrants could become citizens, and they could vote and enjoy the other guarantees of citizenship. These guarantees included security in the ownership and transfer of property, if they were fortunate enough to have any. Native Americans and, after Emancipation following the Civil War, African Americans were hardly ever secure in their citizenship. All of these non-white people might suffer severe discrimination in earning a livelihood, even a poorly paid
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