License To Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport with Patrick Bixby

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In this episode of History with Jackson, Jackson speaks with Patrick Bixby about his book with the University of California Press ‘License to Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport’. In the episode, they discuss the origins of the passport and travel documents, the concepts of inclusion, exclusion and statelessness, as well as the role of the passport in the emergence of the nation-state.

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