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Offers important new perspectives on the African diaspora in North America.
Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada. It has been approximately four centuries since the first Africans set foot in North America, and although it is impossible for any text to capture the complete Black experience on the continent, the persistent legacy of Black inequality and the winds of dramatic change are inseparable parts of the current African diaspora experience. In addition to comparing and contrasting the experiences and geographic patterns of the African diaspora in the United States and Canada, the book also explores important distinctions between the experiences of African Americans and those of more recent African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.
John W. Frazier is Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the coeditor (with Eugene L. Tettey-Fio) of Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, also published by SUNY Press. Joe T. Darden is Professor of Geography at Michigan State University. He is the coeditor (with Curtis Stokes and Richard W. Thomas) of The State of Black Michigan, 1967–2007. Norah F. Henry is Associate Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Table of Contents
SECTION 1: An Introduction
1. An Introduction to the African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century N. F. Henry, J. T. Darden, and J. W. Frazier
SECTION 2: Perspectives on the African Diaspora in Canada
2. The African Diaspora in Canada J. T. Darden and C. Teixeira
3. The African Diaspora in Montréal and Halifax:
A Comparative Overview of “the Entangled Burdens of Race, Class, and Space” J. Mensah and D. Firang
4. The African Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Immigration and Employment Practices in Toronto J. T. Darden
5. Housing Experiences of New African Immigrants and Refugees in Toronto C. Teixeira
6 Race, Place, and Social Mobility of Jamaicans in Toronto T. A. Jones
SECTION 3: Perspectives on the U.S. African Diaspora
7. A Perspective of the African Diaspora in the United States N. Blyden and F. A. Akiwumi
Theme 1: Persistence of Inequalities
8. Austin: A City Divided E. Skop
9. The African Diaspora in a Changing Metropolitan Region:
The Case of Atlanta, Georgia R. D. Bullard
10. Geographic Racial Equality in America’s Most Segregated Metropolitan Area—Detroit J. T. Darden
11. Place, Race and Displacement Following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans L. R. Rawlings
12. Black New York City Out-Migrants, 1995–2000:
Opportunity and Destination Choice J. W. Frazier and M. E. Harvey
Theme 2: Perspectives on Recent Black Immigrants
13. Deconstructing the Black Populations of New York City and Miami-Dade County T. D. Boswell and I. M. Sheskin
14. Jamaicans in Broward County, Florida J. W. Frazier
15. Africans in Washington, DC: Ethiopian Ethnic Institutions and Immigrant Adjustment E. Chacko
16. Somalis in Maine F. A. Akiwumi and L. E. Estaville
17. Liberians and African Americans: Settlement and Ethnic Separation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area E. P. Scott
18. Globalization and Ghanian Immigrant Trajectories to Cincinnati: Who Benefits? I. E. A. Yeboah
19. Ethnic Small-Business Relocations:
A Case Study in the Bronx, NY, 2007 E. Ofori, J. W. Frazier, and E. L. Tettey-Fio
SECTION 4: Summary and Conclusions
20. The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Themes and Concluding Perspectives J. T. Darden, N. F. Henry and J. W. Frazier