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Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi
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Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century

Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter

Abstract

Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities—sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden—have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid renewed interest in identity, the Mississippi Humanities Council has commissioned a companion volume to its earlier book that studied ethnicity in the state from the period 1500–1900. This book offers stories of immigrants overcoming obstacles, immigrants newly arrived, and long-settled groups witnessing a revitalized claim to membership. It examines twentieth-century immigration trends, explores the re ... More

Keywords: Mississippi, immigrants, ethnicity, immigration trends, ethnic identity, ethnic groups, Biloxi, identity affiliation, We the People, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032622
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shana Walton, editor

Barbara Carpenter, editor

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