Coming to Miami: A Social History (Sunbelt Studies)

Coming to Miami: A Social History (Sunbelt Studies)

By: Melanie Shell-Weiss (author)Hardback

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Miami is the fifth largest urban area in the United States, yet it is a city barely one hundred years old. Originally a small southern town, its population and character have been transformed by successive waves of immigrants.Beginning with the West Indian and Jewish populations who arrived shortly after the city's founding through the Bahamian, Cuban, Haitian, and other Latino groups who immigrated en masse in the second half of the century, Melanie Shell-Weiss skillfully interweaves the experiences of Miami's diverse communities into a compelling whole. She not only examines issues of gender, race, and cultural identity but also pays close attention to labor, economics, and working-class organization and activism, all of which played a role in shaping and reshaping the city into America's premier polyglot.From pineapple groves to Cuban exiles to South Beach night-clubs, this impeccably researched and lucidly written book reveals much about the Magic City's multicultural diversity.

About Author

Melanie Shell-Weiss is visiting assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and coeditor of Florida's Working-Class Past.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813032962
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 369
  • ID: 9780813032962
  • ISBN10: 0813032962

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