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Week 10 Notes

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Week 10 Notes AUCC 150

Virgil Greaux Jr.
University of Hartford
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Notes on the Caribbean Diaspora.
The Caribbean Mosaic
Dr. Christine Grant
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Virgil Greaux Jr. on Tuesday April 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AUCC 150 at University of Hartford taught by Dr. Christine Grant in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see The Caribbean Mosaic in History at University of Hartford.

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Date Created: 04/05/16
1881­1915 ­ Panama Canal Project 1965 Heart Seller Immigration Reform Act Jamaica and Haiti ­ highest skilled immigrants residing in the United States Why the U.S. is popular for immigration Economic reasons Common language Favorable immigration policies (especially for skilled individuals: nurses, teachers, doctors, etc.) Immigrants diaspora Florida, New York for Spanish Boston for Haitians Characteristics of the Diaspora Maintain strong ties Refer to their homeland as home Diaspora: Refers to the dispersion of any people sharing common ethnic identity, language, and culture  who were by voluntarily act or coercive conditions left their original homeland and become  residents of a new country Categories of migration Internal ­ Movement within national boundaries (ex. Rural to urban migration) International ­ Movement between national boundaries (ex. 100 million people live outside their  home country today, 2% of world’s population) Transnational ­ Movement back and forth between national boundaries (ex. Cuban immigrants  in Florida) 3 popular types of migration Circular ­ when people leave family behind to work, accumulate money and return home Chain ­ depends on a small number of service pioneers for a family, they move, set up a new  home, job, lifestyle, etc. Info is shared with family   Return ­ seniors (elders), receive education Why People Migrate: Migration Theory The incentives that influence immigration fall into two categories. 1. Negative factors that Push people to leave a country. 2. Positive factors/incentives that Pull people to immigrate to another country. Push/Pull factors • Famine • Violence (war or high crime) • Poor economy/Social immobility • Lack of employment opportunities • Ethnic or religious persecution • Political (civil war) • Poor medical care • Degraded resources or natural disasters Pull Factors • Economics opportunities • Freedom of expression • Educational opportunities • Political and /or religious freedom • Improved medical care • Social Mobility • Civil Rights Bipolar ­ transfer of people between two areas, such as between island and mainland or  between island and neighbor. (i.e. Dominicans to Puerto Rico) Transnationalism ­ the process by which migrants through their daily lives create activities that  will continue to connect the to their homelands they do not delink or sever ties they keep and nourish their linkages


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