In Search of a Better Life: Perspectives on Migration from by Ransford Palmer

By Ransford Palmer

This quantity examines the phenomenon of mass inhabitants migration from the Caribbean to North the US and the uk and the social, cultural, and monetary model of the immigrants to their new environments. A imperative subject matter of this quantity is that 20th century Caribbean migration is greater than the migration of work looking for jobs; it's also a move of families and hence impacts not just the future health of kin but additionally their social relationships. The participants offer new analytical views at the components that inspire this circulation, and the social, cultural,and financial influence of the move at the family itself.

The quantity is split into 3 elements. half I examines the old flow to the U.S. and the uk. The chapters during this part discover the connection among the nature of Caribbean improvement and the criteria motivating the migration of families, the 19th century beginnings of 20th century mass Caribbean migration, and the social and monetary reviews of the post-World battle II Caribbean immigrants in Britain. half II appears to be like on the difficulties of cost and version within the significant city facilities the place Caribbean immigrants have tended to pay attention, giving distinct recognition to the prestige of Caribbean ladies within the usa and the position of social networks in supporting immigrants to conform to their new atmosphere. the ultimate part seems to be on the challenge of unlawful migration from the Caribbean to the us, drawing on info from the yearly experiences of the Immigration and Naturalization provider. scholars, researchers, and policy-makers will locate looking for a greater existence an immense contribution to the knowledge of the full migration process.

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