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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

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

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.003.0006

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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