Mexicans, Haitians, Salvadorans, Cubans, Dominicans, West Indians, and Puerto Ricans, among other groups, have all sought to migrate to areas with more economic activity or less political repression than their native countries. Upon arrival in a new country, they face such problems as impersonal bureaucracies, racial prejudice, and job discrimination. The Caribbean Exodus is a welcome study of the historical, cultural, geographic, and economic forces behind these migrations. Examining many regions of the Caribbean, the contributors compare similarities and differences of the migrant experiences, both in their original countries and upon reaching their destinations. This timely book is an essential tool for understanding the complexities of the Caribbean migration and for developing informed and judicious policy.
"In a very broadly based treatment of the huge Caribbean emigration to the United States and Europe, the authors recount in depth the historical, cultural and economic forces at work and the problems experienced by the restless migrants, at home and abroad. Well done." --Robert D. Crassweller, Foreign Affairs
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"Levine has marshaled an impressive collection of articles chronicling the various emigration and international mobility experiences of Caribbean peoples.... the most comprehensive collection of opinion on Caribbean international mobility.... Levine's seminal work." -- Dennis Conway, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs
"An incisive study of the ... forces behind the migrations from the region.... A new perspective on one of the most notable periods of migration in this century." International Migration Review
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.