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From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Moses O. Biney

Abstract

Upon arrival in the United States, most African immigrants are immediately subsumed under the category “black.” In the eyes of most Americans—and more so to American legal and social systems—African immigrants are indistinguishable from all others, such as those from the Caribbean whose skin color they share. Despite their growing presence in many cities and their active involvement in sectors of American economic, social, and cultural life, we know little about them. This book offers a rare full-scale look at an African immigrant congregation, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in New York (PCG ... More

Keywords: African immigrants, African immigrant congregation, PCGNY, faith community, ethnic preservation, cultural acclimation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814786390
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moses O. Biney, author