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City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Tammy L. Brown

Abstract

In City of Islands, Dr. Tammy L. Brown uses the life stories of Caribbean intellectuals as “windows” into the dynamic history of immigration in New York and the long battle for racial equality in modern America. This is an important book because it is the first interdisciplinary, book-length study of how specific Caribbean intellectuals—Ethelred Brown, Richard B. Moore, Pearl Primus, Shirley Chisholm, and Paule Marshall, used the written, spoken and performed word in the cause of racial equality in the United States and in the Caribbean throughout the entire twentieth century. In the disciplin ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, New York, Immigration, Biography, American History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628462265
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tammy L. Brown, author
Miami University of Ohio