In Search of a Better Life: Perspectives on Migration from the Caribbean

Synopsis

This volume's contributors examine the factors that have motivated the historic movement of Caribbean people from their island economies; their social, economic, and cultural adaptation to their new environments; and the impact of the 1986 U.S. immigration laws. Among the issues discussed are the economic conditions that heralded the mass migration of Caribbean labor in the 19th century, differences in educational performance of immigrants in the U.S. and Britain, the characteristics of illegal migration from the Caribbean to the United States, and the tensions that arise as immigrant households adjust to their new environment.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Peter D. Fraser
  • Mel E. Thompson
  • Anthony H. Richmond
  • Aloma Mendoza
  • Patricia R. Pessar
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990