Cultural Diversity in the U.S. South
Anthropological Contributions to a Region in Transition

Edited by Carole E. Hill and Patricia D. Beaver


"Has lessons for sociologists and their students which far transcend the south alone. No lesson is more important in this than echoing Dubois's claim-of nearly 100 years ago-about the 'problem of the color-line.' This book shows just how incredibly complex 'the color-line' has become as we end one century and start a new one."
Contemporary Sociology

Multiculturalism in the South is more than black and white, as this collection of essays shows. Cultural Diversity in the U.S. South examines the often overlooked histories of various immigrants who settled in the South, their relations with one another, and their enormous impact on the region.

From Native Americans to Latinos, from Indochinese to Jews, this volume follows minority immigration from its early history into the current era of globalization of the South. Cultural Diversity in the U.S. South provides the most in-depth analysis yet written about the political, social, and economic conditions of the many different ethnic groups and offers fresh explanations to the questions concerning why some have become powerful voices in southern society more quickly than others.

Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings

Page count: 216 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9


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Carole E. Hill is a professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. Patricia D. Beaver is a professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University. She is the author of Rural Community in the Appalachian South.