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Ethnic heritage in Mississippi, the twentieth century

Author: Shana Walton; Barbara Carpenter; Mississippi Humanities Council.
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities--sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden--have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid renewed interest in identity, the Mississippi Humanities Council has commissioned a companion volume to its earlier book that studied ethnicity in the state from the period 1500-1900. This new book, Ethnic Heritage in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ethnic heritage in Mississippi, the twentieth century.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council, 2012
(DLC) 2011034329
(OCoLC)751922098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shana Walton; Barbara Carpenter; Mississippi Humanities Council.
ISBN: 9781617032639 1617032638
OCLC Number: 776689099
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction. Ethnicity in Mississippi: Stories Worth Telling; SECTION I: Immigrants, Identity, and Sites of Connection; 1. The International Immigrants of Mississippi: An Overview; 2. European Mississippians; 3. African American Sacred and Secular Identities in Mississippi's Piney Woods; 4. The Story of Mound Bayou; 5. Down Around Biloxi: An Overview of Ethnic and Occupational Identity in a Coastal Town; SECTION II: Ethnicity in a Biracial Culture; 6. Mississippi Delta Chinese; 7. Mississippi Mahjar: The Lebanese Immigration Experience in the Delta. 8. Chai Cotton: Jewish Life in Mississippi9. "Chahta Siyah Ókih": Ethnicity in the Oral Tradition of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; SECTION III: Local Changes, Global Forces; 10. The Vietnamese in Mississippi; 11. The Changing Face of Hindu Identity in Jackson, Mississippi; 12. Filipinas in the Deep South: Reading Domestic Oral Narratives as Sites of Politicization and Community Building; 13. The Genesis of a New Ethnic Group?: The Meanings of Latino/Hispanic Identity in South Mississippi; Postscript. Celebrating Heritage and Recognizing Complexity and Change in Mississippi Culture. ContributorsIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Shana Walton, editor ; Barbara Carpenter, general editor.

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Offers stories of immigrants overcoming obstacles, immigrants newly arrived, and long-settled groups witnessing a revitalized claim to membership. The book examines twentieth-century immigration  Read more...

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