West Indian American History, Life & Values
(see also African American History, Life & Values to 1968, African American History, Life & values since 1968, African American Lives, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Belize, British West Indies)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Foner, Nancy (ed.) Islands in the City: West Indian Migration to NY (Berkeley: U. of California, 2001).
Glave, Thomas. Words to Our Now (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2005). Essays of a gay Jamaican American critic of US prejudices, hatreds & inhumanities.
Hahamovitch, Cindy. The Fruits of their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers & the Making of Migrant Poverty (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1997).
Hintzen, Percy C. West Indians in the West: Self-Representations in an Immigrant Community (NY: NYU, 2001).
Waters, Mary C. Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams & American Realities (NY: Russell Sage, 2001).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
Hunter, Latoya. The Diary of Latoya Hunter: My First Year in Junior High (NY: Crown, 1992).
In the Library: Poetry
McCallum, Shara. The Water Between Us (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1999).
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Celebration: A Caribbean Festival" , dir. Karen Kramer, 30m. From Filmakers' Library. West Indian Carnival in NY.
"Moko Jumbie" [19??], dir. Karen Kramer, 15m. From Filmakers' Library. West African-style stilt-walkers in NYC Carnival.