ERIC Number: ED430856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Caribbean Connections: Moving North.
Sunshine, Catherine A., Ed; Warner, Keith Q., Ed.
This anthology presents the voices of women and men of Caribbean backgrounds living in the United States. Focus is on five most prevalently represented groups: Puerto Ricans, West Indians, Cubans, Haitians, and Dominicans. The book is organized into five sections: (1) "A Primer on Caribbean Migration" presents an overview of Caribbean history and the migration experiences of the five represented groups. A summary of United States immigration law is presented along with a brief discussion of the nation's changing attitudes toward immigrants; (2) "Life Stories" presents the personal narratives of 15 men and women of Caribbean heritage; (3) "Fiction, Memoirs, and Poetry" contains selected literature of Caribbean Americans; (4) "Caribbean Crossroads" makes dual references to the communities where Caribbean immigrants have settled as a crossroads of U.S. and Caribbean cultures and a place where people from different parts of the Caribbean bring their cultures into contact with one another; and (5) "Resources" provides suggestions for further reading. (MM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Hispanic American Culture, Immigrants, Latin American Culture, Oral Tradition, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Network of Educators on the Americas, P.O. Box 73038, Washington, DC 20056-3038; Tel: 202-238-2379; 202-429-0137.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Network of Educators on the Americas.