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The Haitian Americans - The New Americans (Hardback)
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The Haitian Americans - The New Americans (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 30/08/2004
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Haitians have had a presence in this country since its founding, but the largest group of immigrants came to the United States in the 1990s, fleeing political unrest and economic misery. Haiti and its and so-called boat people have been in the headlines for decades, and this reference firmly puts reasons for legal and illegal immigration into historical perspective. Students and other readers will learn about Haiti's history, economy, and culture, which continue to resonate with immigrants. The narrative also focuses on contemporary settlement patterns, major Haitian American communities, immigrants' interactions with other groups, and the impact Haitian Americans have made, and more. This is the most thorough, up-to-date reference on Haitian Americans today. The author, a Haitian immigrant, has conducted fieldwork in various cities that have large Haitian American populations. The obstacles faced and achievements made show how they contribute to American society. Numerous biographical profiles of noted Haitian Americans and photos accompany the text.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313322969
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 243 x 160 x 20 mm


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"Flore Zephir's The Haitian Americans discusses a growing number of Haitians in America, from the standing of their legal and illegal immigration to this country to Haitian history, culture, and society within the U.S. An important survey of Haitian immigrant concerns."-MBR Bookwatch
"The Haitian Americans will prove most useful to students and teachers when used in conjunction with other works in the series."-Journal of American Ethnic History
?The Haitian Americans will prove most useful to students and teachers when used in conjunction with other works in the series.?-Journal of American Ethnic History
?Flore Zephir's The Haitian Americans discusses a growing number of Haitians in America, from the standing of their legal and illegal immigration to this country to Haitian history, culture, and society within the U.S. An important survey of Haitian immigrant concerns.?-MBR Bookwatch
"This very timely, well-written, and extremely pertinent book on Haitian Americans is a lucid and concise presentation of the evolution of Haiti as a nation, the reasons for the massive Haitian immigration to the U.S., the genesis of Haitian communities, and the complex forces which promote and explain the formation of Haitian American identity.... From cross-cultural perspectives, and with an array of rich historical and contemporary documents and stories, the book paints a vivid picture of how Haitian communities are shaped and, in turn, shape important features of American culture, politics, and economics in many cities throughout the country."-Rutledge M. Dennis, Professor Department of Sociology/Anthropology George Mason University

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