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Ethnic Heritage in MississippiThe Twentieth Century$
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Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032622

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001

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The International Immigrants of Mississippi

The International Immigrants of Mississippi

An Overview

(p.15) 1 The International Immigrants of Mississippi
Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi

Carl L. Bankston

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the history of immigration in Mississippi and how this compared to the rest of the U.S. South and the nation as a whole. Mississippi received some of the great wave of Southern European arrivals, especially from Italy, that came to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Asians in the state date back to the arrival of the Chinese during the years after the Civil War, but their numbers became especially notable at the end of the twentieth century. The Vietnamese which settled along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have been one of the most visible Asian groups. Latin Americans, especially from Mexico, were drawn to Mississippi by economic opportunities during the last decade of the twentieth century.

Keywords:   immigration, ethnic groups, immigrant groups, ethnicity, Vietnamese

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