Debra Lattanzi Shutika

in Beyond the Borderlands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780520269583
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950238 | DOI:

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It is noted that the sentiments of Mexicans include a combination of thankfulness for the economic opportunities which living in the United States provided and a deep regret that their families were separated and that they were forced to leave their home. Although Mexicans have been settling in Kennett Square for two decades, there are still challenges to adjusting to life in the United States. In Kennett Square, the rapidly growing Mexican population continues to pose challenges for settlers and their citizen neighbors alike. Kennett Square's past does not appear to be its future. The Cinco de Mayo celebration continues to be an annual event in Kennett Square. Kennett Square provides an example of how a community can adapt to the transformations brought about by the settlement of a significant number of immigrants, but also shows that these transitions are not easy for citizens or their newly arrived neighbors.

Keywords: Mexicans; United States; Kennett Square; Cinco de Mayo; settlement; immigrants; economic opportunities

Chapter.  3253 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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