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The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina : New Roots in the Old North State - Hannah Gill

The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina

New Roots in the Old North State

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Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Hannah Gill offers North Carolinians from all walks of life a better understanding of their Latino neighbors, bringing light instead of heat to local and national debates on immigration. Exploring the larger social forces behind demographic shifts, Gill shows both how North Carolina communities are facing the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how migrants experience the economic and social realities of their new lives. Latinos are no longer just visitors to the state but are part of the inevitably changing, long-term makeup of its population. Today, emerging migrant communities and the integration of Latino populations remain salient issues as the U.S. Congress stands on the verge of formulating comprehensive immigration reform for the first time in nearly three decades. Gill makes connections between hometowns and the increasing globalization of people, money, technology, and culture by shedding light on the many diverse North Carolina residents who are highly visible yet, as she shows, invisible at the same time. Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Hannah Gill offers North Carolinians from all walks of life a better understanding of their Latino neighbors, bringing light instead of heat to local and national debates on immigration. Exploring the larger social forces behind demographic shifts, Gill shows both how North Carolina communities are facing the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how migrants experience the economic and social realities of their new lives. Latinos are no longer just visitors to the state but are part of the inevitably changing, long-term makeup of its population. Today, emerging migrant communities and the integration of Latino populations remain salient issues as the U.S. Congress stands on the verge of formulating comprehensive immigration reform for the first time in nearly three decades. Gill makes connections between hometowns and the increasing globalization of people, money, technology, and culture by shedding light on the many diverse North Carolina residents who are highly visible yet, as she shows, invisible at the same time.

Fascinating. . . . It is a timely contribution to an unfolding debate about the best way forward on immigration reform. . . . This is an important book that should be on the reading lists of many a Latino-studies course.--Latin American Review of Books


Clearly written and informative.--The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians


[This book] represents a historic achievement in the development of the new literature and provides an excellent introduction into the main issues regarding causes and consequences of Latina/o immigration . . . . Especially useful for students and community members interested in learning more about the migration experience in the region.--Oral History Review


An important contribution. . . .The author offers a jargon-free, clear, and concise introduction to migration studies. . . .Gill also offers a cogent, well-founded, and powerful argument for immigration reform. Highly recommended. General and undergraduate collections." -Choice

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Mapping the Issues at the Heart of Change in North Carolina and the Southeastp. 1
Preserving Our Heritage, Promoting Our Future: What's at Stake in Alamance County and Beyondp. 13
Immigration In North Carolina's Past: Learning from Historyp. 57
Bienvenidos A North Carolina: The Economic, Work, and Social Realities of Migration from Both Sides of the Borderp. 71
Burying The Knife, Building Communities: How Migrants Make New Livesp. 109
Defying The Odds: Latino Youth, the Agents of Changep. 141
Conclusionp. 175
Notesp. 181
Bibliographyp. 189
Acknowledgmentsp. 203
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780807871638
ISBN-10: 080787163X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Type: New edition