ERIC Number: ED454321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The West Indian Americans. The New Americans.
This book, which is part of a series on new immigrant groups in the United States, captures the experiences of West Indian Americans who have arrived in the country since 1965. The seven chapters include: (1) "History of Jamaica and the English-Speaking Caribbean" (e.g., from plantation society to the third world and the Creolization of cultures into contemporary Caribbean society); (2) Patterns of Migration to the United States in the Twentieth Century (e.g., global factors in Caribbean migration and patterns of migration before 1965); (3) "Patterns of Adjustment and Adaptation" (e.g., community strength, employment patterns, and building new communities); (4) "West Indian Cultural Traditions: Continuity and Change" (e.g., literature, music, festivals, and religion); (5) "Family Networks" (e.g., from households to networks and remittances and return migration); (6) "The New Challenges: The Second Generation of English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants" (e.g., identity problems, education and job opportunities, and the specter of deportation); and (7) "Conclusion" (making it despite the odds, making contributions, and challenges ahead). Two appendixes offer migration statistics and notable Caribbean Americans. (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Employment, Family (Sociological Unit), Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Immigration, Migration Patterns, Racial Factors
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica