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Master of Arts (MA)
Lopez, A. Ricardo, 1974-
Eurich, S. Amanda, 1956-
During the latter-half of the twentieth century, large numbers of West Indians began immigrating to New York from throughout the Caribbean. These actors helped transplant and build upon a longstanding Carnival tradition that existed in the Caribbean. Imbued with a deep cultural significance because of its role during the Caribbean's colonial, emancipation, and independence periods, the Carnival tradition serves West Indian immigrants by providing a point of unification, challenging racial categories in the United States, and by drawing political and cultural attention to the growing number of West Indians settling in New York City.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
West Indian American Day Carnival Parade (Brooklyn, N.Y.); West Indians American--New York (State)--New York--Social life and customs; West Indians--Emigration and immigration; Transnationalism--Social aspects--New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.)--Emigration and immigration
New York (N.Y.)
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Chalek, Christopher A., "Transnational carnivals: West Indian immigration to New York during the twentieth century" (2011). WWU Graduate School Collection. 98.