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Radical moves : Caribbean migrants and the politics of race in the jazz age

Author: Lara Putnam
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lara Putnam
ISBN: 9780807835821 080783582X 9780807872857 0807872857
OCLC Number: 785863902
Description: xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Migrants' Routes, Ties, and Role in Empire, 1850s-1920s --
Spirits of a Mobile World : Worship, Protection, and Threat at Home and Abroad, 1900s-1930s --
Alien Everywhere : Immigrant Exclusion and Populist Bargains, 1920s-1930s --
The Transnational Black Press and Questions of the Collective, 1920s-1930s --
The Weekly Regge : Cosmopolitan Music and Race-Conscious Moves in a "World a Jazz," 1910s-1930s --
The Politics of Return and Fractures of Rule in the British Caribbean, 1930-1940.
Responsibility: Lara Putnam.

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