Caribbean migration to Canada

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Abstract

Migration has long been a feature of Caribbean societies. Created first as a result of the Atlantic slave trade, and later due to other involuntary forms of migration such as that produced by indentured servitude from India, Caribbean territories such as Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, and Haiti are generally viewed as migration-oriented societies. Emancipation and independence from colonial powers did little to transform the economic and social reality of these societies. In response, Caribbean people began to move internally to find employment. With the agricultural expansion of fruit company production in Central America, Caribbean people found work on banana plantations in Costa Rica. Others moved to Panama, where their labor was critical in the construction of the Panama Canal and railways in the early 20th century.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
EditorsImmanuel Ness
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Print)9781444351071
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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migration
Canada
society
Guyana
colonial power
Barbados
Trinidad and Tobago
slave trade
Haiti
Central America
Costa Rica
Jamaica
social reality
emancipation
German Federal Railways
labor
India
economics

Keywords

  • assimilation and exclusion
  • diaspora
  • farming
  • immigration
  • labor
  • political economy

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Flynn, K. (2013). Caribbean migration to Canada. In I. Ness (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm093

Caribbean migration to Canada. / Flynn, Karen.

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. ed. / Immanuel Ness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Flynn, K 2013, Caribbean migration to Canada. in I Ness (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm093
Flynn K. Caribbean migration to Canada. In Ness I, editor, The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm093
Flynn, Karen. / Caribbean migration to Canada. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. editor / Immanuel Ness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013.
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