The West Indian Americans (The New Americans) by Holger Henke Ph.D.

By Holger Henke Ph.D.

The West Indian americans introduces scholars and different readers to the variety and cultural individuality of a becoming section of the yankee immigrant neighborhood. After an introductory bankruptcy that describes the heritage and other people of Jamaica and the opposite English-speaking Caribbean international locations, their migration to the us and styles of adjustment and version are mentioned. subsequent, the West Indian cultural traditions, transferred to this kingdom specifically the church buildings, literature, tune, and gala's, spring to mind. one other bankruptcy covers relatives networks, go back migration, and remittances to these participants left at the back of within the West Indies. ultimate chapters research the hot demanding situations for the West Indian americans, equivalent to id concerns, schooling and activity clients, and gang and drug difficulties, and the contributions of West Indian immigrants.

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In contrast active trade unionists for example were conspicuously by their absence from the Committee. Its middle-class character showed itself even in the complexion of the members less than one-quarter of whom could have been described as predominantly of African stock in a population which was almost 80 per cent black. (Munroe 1984: 139) The new constitution can therefore be described as an "opportunity lost to try to compensate for traditional mass apathy by creating popular awareness around, at least, some symbolic break with the past" (Munroe 1984: 151).

Following the collapse of sugar prices in the 1880s, Caribbean workers left their countries in search for job opportunities. During this second phase, thousands migrated from the British West Indies to the United Kingdom, Cuba, and several countries in Central and South America. Just like the subsequent labor exodus into the Panama Canal Zone, in the mid-1880s substantial numbers of workers went to Costa Rica, where they participated in railroad construction and agricultural labor. A secondary wave during this period went to Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Honduras.

Vincent, but others in Honduras and Belize, and still more from other African-Caribbean peoples with whom they have come into contact in New York. The people at home resent this and point out that there are millions of African Americans but relatively few with Amerindian roots as well, and only the Garinagu are Arawak-African. MODERN POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN Much of the marginalization of the English-speaking Caribbean is also a consequence of their inherited political systems.

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