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In search of a better life [electronic resource] : perspectives on migration from the Caribbean / edited by Ransford W. Palmer ; foreword by Gordon K. Lewis.

Contributor(s): Palmer, Ransford W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1990Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 185 p.).ISBN: 9780313020131 (electronic bk.); 0313020132 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Caribbean Area -- Emigration and immigration | Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration | Immigrants -- Great Britain | United States -- Emigration and immigration | Immigrants -- United States | Canada -- Emigration and immigration | Immigrants -- Canada | Inmigrantes -- Gran Breta�na | Inmigrantes -- Canad�a | Gran Breta�na -- Emigraci�on e inmigraci�on | EE. UU. -- Emigraci�on e inmigraci�on | Canad�a -- Emigraci�on e inmigraci�on | Immigrants -- Grande-Bretagne | Immigrants -- �Etats-Unis | Immigrants -- Canada | Antilles, R�egion de la mer des -- �Emigration et immigration | Grande-Bretagne -- �Emigration et immigration | �Etats-Unis -- �Emigration et immigration | Canada -- �Emigration et immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration | Immigr�es -- Etats-Unis | Immigr�es -- Canada | Immigr�es -- Grande-Bretagne | �Etats-Unis -- �Emigration et immigration | Antilles -- �Emigration et immigration | Grande-Bretagne -- �Emigration et immigration | Canada -- �Emigration et immigration | R�egion cara�ibe -- Emigration et immigration | Auswanderung | Aufsatzsammlung | Einwanderung | Karibik | USA | Gro�britannien | Emigration History | Caribbean regionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In search of a better life.DDC classification: 304.8/09729 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tables; Foreword; Preface; Part I: Origins and Destinations; 1. Caribbean Development and the Migration Imperative; 2. Nineteenth-Century West Indian Migration to Britain; 3. Forty-and-One Years On: An Overview of Afro-Caribbean Migration to the United Kingdom; Part II: Settlement and Adaptation; 4. Education and Qualifications of Caribbean Immigrants and Their Children in Britain and Canada; 5. Dominican International Migration: The Role of Households and Social Networks; 6. Dependents or Independent Workers?: The Status of Caribbean Immigrant Women in the United States.
Summary: This volume examines the phenomenon of mass population migration from the Caribbean to North America and the United Kingdom and the social, cultural, and economic adaptation of the immigrants to their new environments. A central theme of this volume is that twentieth century Caribbean migration is more than the migration of labor in search of jobs; it is also a movement of households and thus affects not only the well-being of family members but also their social relationships. The contributors provide new analytical perspectives on the factors that motivate this movement, and the social, cult.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Tables; Foreword; Preface; Part I: Origins and Destinations; 1. Caribbean Development and the Migration Imperative; 2. Nineteenth-Century West Indian Migration to Britain; 3. Forty-and-One Years On: An Overview of Afro-Caribbean Migration to the United Kingdom; Part II: Settlement and Adaptation; 4. Education and Qualifications of Caribbean Immigrants and Their Children in Britain and Canada; 5. Dominican International Migration: The Role of Households and Social Networks; 6. Dependents or Independent Workers?: The Status of Caribbean Immigrant Women in the United States.

This volume examines the phenomenon of mass population migration from the Caribbean to North America and the United Kingdom and the social, cultural, and economic adaptation of the immigrants to their new environments. A central theme of this volume is that twentieth century Caribbean migration is more than the migration of labor in search of jobs; it is also a movement of households and thus affects not only the well-being of family members but also their social relationships. The contributors provide new analytical perspectives on the factors that motivate this movement, and the social, cult.

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