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The Browning of the New South$
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Jennifer A. Jones

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226600840

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226601038.001.0001

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Open Doors: Race and Immigration in the Twentieth Century

Open Doors: Race and Immigration in the Twentieth Century

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(p.29) 2 Open Doors: Race and Immigration in the Twentieth Century
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The Browning of the New South
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Jennifer A. Jones

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226601038.003.0002

This chapter describes the setting and details the early stages of community-level change in Winston-Salem. Linking daily interpersonal interactions with large-scale political and economic shifts that shaped community relations through the 1990s, Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of race relations and economic conditions prior to massive demographic change. The chapter then zooms out to macro-level factors that shaped the area over the next two decades, providing a brief overview of the push-pull factors that brought Mexican migrants to North Carolina. Chapter 2 ends by elucidating a period of both heightened economic prosperity and demographic change, a time of growth, mobility, and opportunity for all residents.

Keywords:   Winston-Salem, demographic change, race relations, migration, labor market, Mexico

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