Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (January 7, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 8287704
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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders a...