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Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith
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Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Terry Rey and Alex Stepick

Abstract

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami. Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in America, they, their children, and now their grandchildren, as well as more recently arriving immigrants from Haiti, have diversified socioeconomically. Together, they have made South Florida home to the largest population of native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians outside of the Caribbean and one of the most significant Caribbean immigrant communities in the world. Religion has played a centr ... More

Keywords: Haitian immigrants, Miami, native-born Haitians, diasporic Haitians, Haitian religion, immigrant communities, Catholicism, Protestantism, Vodou

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814777084
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Rey, author

Alex Stepick, author