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Crossing the water and keeping the faith : Haitian religion in Miami

Author: Terry Rey; Alex Stepick
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Series: North American religions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami. Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in America, they have diversified socioeconomically. Together, they have made South Florida home to the largest population of native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians outside of the Caribbean and one of the most  Read more...
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Rey, Terry.
Crossing the water and keeping the faith.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013007856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Rey; Alex Stepick
ISBN: 9781479802678 1479802670
OCLC Number: 854974607
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Haitian Religion in Miami; 1 The Haitian Catholic Church in Miami: When the Saints Go Sailing In; 2 Immigrant Faith and Class Distinctions: Haitian Catholics beyond Little Haiti; 3 Feting Haiti's Patron Saint in Little Haiti: The Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; 4 Vodou in the Magic City: Serving the Spirits across the Sea; 5 Storefront and Transnational Protestantism in Little Haiti: Harvesting the Gospel in the Haitian Church of the Open Door; Conclusion: Beasts, Gods, and Transnational Transubstantiation; Appendices; Notes.
Series Title: North American religions.
Responsibility: Terry Rey and Alex Stepick ; foreword by Archbishop Thomas Wenski.

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A historical and ethnographic study of Haitian religion in immigrant communities, based on fieldwork in both Miami and Haiti.  Read more...

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