Offers important new perspectives on the African diaspora in North America. Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada. It has been approximately four centuries since the first Africans set foot in North America, and although it is impossible for any text to capture the complete Black experience on the continent, the persistent legacy of Black inequality and the winds of dramatic change are inseparable parts of the current African diaspora experience. In addition to comparing and contrasting the experiences and geographic patterns of the African diaspora in the United States and Canada, the book also explores important distinctions between the experiences of African Americans and those of more recent African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, continued to be the largest employment center in the region, with more than 738, 200 jobs in 2001, ... Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett together accounted for 76 percent of jobs, 67 percent of the workers, and 65 percent of the ... 4.7 percent, is lower than the national average, but African American commuters are more likely to use public transit than are Whites.
|Title||:||African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century, The|
|Author||:||John W. Frazier, Joe T. Darden, Norah F. Henry|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2010-09-01|