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Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1860-1965 Marilyn Halter

Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1860-1965

Marilyn Halter

Published June 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780252019975
Hardcover
213 pages
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Cape Verdean Americans are the only major group of Americans to have made the voyage from Africa to the United States voluntarily. Their homeland, a drought-stricken archipelago off the west coast of Africa, had long been colonized by the Portuguese.MoreCape Verdean Americans are the only major group of Americans to have made the voyage from Africa to the United States voluntarily. Their homeland, a drought-stricken archipelago off the west coast of Africa, had long been colonized by the Portuguese. Arriving in New England first as crew members of whaling vessels, these Afro-Portuguese immigrants later came as permanent settlers in their own packet ships. They were employed in the cranberry industry, on the docks, and as domestic workers.