From Minority to Majority

Melanie Shell-Weiss

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034034
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038261 | DOI:
From Minority to Majority

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This chapter demonstrates that the urban metropolis of Miami is really the “gateway” city for Southern Latinization. What is important about Miami and Latinization is that it gives an urban view of Latin American migration to the South, whereas previous scholars have focused almost exclusively on migration from Mexico and to some extent Central America into rural communities. It suggests that while Cuban migrants make up a majority of the Spanish-speaking population of Miami, they are joined by migrants from Central and South America as well as other parts of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

Keywords: Southern Latinization; Miami; Latin American migration; Cuban migrants

Chapter.  8706 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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