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ERIC Number: ED314952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Haitian Immigrants in the U.S.: Migration and Identity.
Fouron, Georges
The history of Haitian immigration to the United States is chronicled, focusing on the American social context and the Haitian response to it. Four periods are distinguished: (1) 1957-64, when the majority of Haitian immigrants were from the political and economic elite, intending to stay temporarily, and eventually losing their sense of ethnic identification; (2) 1965-72, when a wave of politically disaffected immigrants coincided with an ethnic revival of Haitian culture, encouraging preservation of ethnic identity; (3) 1972-82, characterized by lessened efforts toward ethnic organization, polarization over language issues, anti-immigrant sentiment caused by a worsening economic situation, and internment in camps; and (4) 1982-86, beginning with the designation of Haitians as a group at risk for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and including the group's realization that its future was in the United States. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: In: Realizing the Dream. Selected Conference Proceedings; see FL 018 303.