The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Title

The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Role

Co-editors: John W. Frazier, Joe T. Darden, and Norah F. Henry

Contributing author: Terry-Ann Jones

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Terry-Ann Jones is a contributing author, “Race, Place, and Social Mobility of Jamaicans in Toronto, Canada", pp. 81-90.

Book description: It has been approximately four centuries since the first African set foot in North America, and it is impossible for any text to capture the complete Black experience on the continent. Yet, as the 21st century begins, the persistent legacy of Black inequality and the winds of dramatic change are inseparable parts of the current African Diaspora in the United States and Canada. It is an onerous task to embrace both dimensions in a single text, especially given the two very different places. Despite the challenges these differences pose, it is worthwhile to explore the common experiences and problems shared by these two neighbors. In addition to providing a better understanding of Black experiences for other scholars, we hope that our collective effort will contribute to a dialogue among scholars and, in some modest way, contribute to the informed and difficult decisions of policymakers of both countries.

ISBN

9781586842710

Publication Date

2009

Publication Information

Terry-Ann Jones, “Race, Place, and Social Mobility of Jamaicans in Toronto, Canada,” in John W. Frazier, Joe T. Darden, And Norah F. Henry, Eds., The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century, Global Academic Publishing (Binghamton University) 2009, pp. 81-90.

Comments

Copyright 2009 Global Academic Publishing