The other black Bostonians: West Indians in Boston, 1900-1950 | Book individual record
abstract

This study of Boston's West Indian immigrants examines the identities, goals, and aspirations of two generations of black migrants from the British-held Caribbean who settled in Boston between 1900 and 1950. Describing their experience among Boston's American-born blacks and in the context of the city's immigrant history, the book charts new conceptual territory. The Other Black Bostonians explores the pre-migration background of the immigrants, work and housing, identity, culture and community, activism and social mobility. What emerges is a detailed picture of black immigrant life. Johnson's work makes a contribution to the study of the black diaspora as it charts the history of this first wave of Caribbean immigrants. © 2006 by Violet M. Johnson. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)
Johnson, V. S
publication date
2006
identifier
380968SE
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10
0253347521
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13
9780253347527
start page
1
end page
181