The Other Black Bostonians

The Other Black Bostonians

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This study of Boston's West Indian immigrants examines the identities, goals, and aspirations of two generations of black migrants from the British-held Caribbean who settled in Boston between 1900 and 1950. Describing their experience among Boston's American-born blacks and in the context of the city's immigrant history, the book charts new conceptual territory. The Other Black Bostonians explores the pre-migration background of the immigrants, work and housing, identity, culture and community, activism and social mobility. What emerges is a detailed picture of black immigrant life. Johnson's work makes a contribution to the study of the black diaspora as it charts the history of this first wave of Caribbean immigrants.See, for example, Dawn Marshall, a€œToward an Understanding of Caribbean Migration, a€in United States Immigration and ... Richard Lobell, a€œEmigration and the Cost of Living in Jamaica, 1897a€“1938:An Exploratory Essay, a€unpublished paperanbsp;...

Title:The Other Black Bostonians
Author: Violet M. Johnson
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2006-12-06

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