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Introduction: The Newest African Americans?

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the experiences of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last four decades. Drawing on field work and oral histories of ... More


Transnational Ties/Translocal Connections: Traversing Nations, Cities, and Cultures

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how transnationalism emerged as a vital component of West African immigrants' everyday life in the United States. More specifically, it considers how West Africans ... More


African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the ... More


More Than Black: Resistance and Rapprochement

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contentious relationship between West African immigrants and African Americans. West Africans, like other black immigrants, have adapted and assimilated in three main ... More


Capturing a Niche: The West African Enclave Economy

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of a West African enclave economy in America. In particular, it considers how entrepreneurship and self-employment became the most conspicuous marker of the West ... More


Conclusion: Further into the Twenty-First Century

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book has explored the question of whether post-civil rights era immigrants from continental Africa are becoming the newest African Americans in the United States. It has shown that the ... More


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