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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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Down Around Biloxi

Down Around Biloxi

An Overview of Ethnic and Occupational Identity in a Coastal Town

(p.122) 5 Down Around Biloxi
Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi

Aimée L. Schmidt

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines how immigration played out in identities and occupations in Biloxi, Mississippi. The discussions cover the background and history of the town; Biloxi’s seafood community; economic development; religion; the Vietnamese influx; the legalization of dockside gambling; and Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Keywords:   immigration, ethnic groups, ethnic identity, seafood community, economic development, Vietnamese, dockside gambling, Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion

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