ERIC Number: ED314952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Haitian Immigrants in the U.S.: Migration and Identity.
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
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Note: In: Realizing the Dream. Selected Conference Proceedings; see FL 018 303.