Ethnic enclaves

Ethnic enclaves Published: October 20, 2011

Ethnic enclaves have long played, and continue to play, significant and normally peaceful roles in bridging the periods between the arrivals of new and culturally different immigrant groups and their assimilation into United States society.

Chinese laundries Published: September 22, 2011

Chinese laundries developed as a major occupation for the first wave of Chinese immigrants who came to the United States during the mid-nineteenth century. Laundries opened throughout the country and became uniquely identified with this ethnic group.

Chinatowns Published: September 14, 2011

American Chinatowns are viewed by some as ethnic ghettos and places of exploitation by an internal Chinese American business elite and by society as a whole.

Brazilian immigrants Published: August 16, 2011

Economic and political instability in Brazil during the late twentieth century prompted unprecedented emigration fromthe country.