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Latinos and Blacks in the Recent American South

Raymond A. Mohl

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0005
Latinos and Blacks in the Recent American South

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This chapter examines international migration in the South. It focuses on the ways that the traditional low-wage labor force of African Americans deals with the influx of a new low-wage labor force — Latin American migrants. One would assume that because African Americans and Latin American migrants experience limited social and economic mobility in the region that a natural alliance would be created between these groups. But evidence points to hostility between the two groups, not collaboration.

Keywords: African Americans; Latin American migrants; migrant workers; labor force; economic mobility

Chapter.  14460 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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