John Tanton: 'Transportation' Then and Now

Tanton Video Interview Interview 2006 - Topic 16

Prior to our nationhood, the US was a penal colony for Great Britain. When the US overthrew the British, criminals were sent to Australia. Criminals were offered prison sentences or "transportation" to the colonies.

In the past, there were more natural controls on immigration - it was harder to get here.

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