Deconstructing the black populations of New York City and Miami-Dade county

Thomas D. Boswell, Ira M. Sheskin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The purpose of this chapter has been to illustrate some of the differences between the Black populations of New York City and Miami. It also has shown the salience of recognizing that the Black population is not a homogeneous group and that proper understanding behooves us to deconstruct this population into its significant components: U.S.-born Blacks, West Indians as a whole, Haitians, Jamaicans, and Sub-Saharan African-born Blacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781438436845
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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