Social, economic, and residential diversity within Hartford's African American community at the beginning of the great migration

Peter Tuckel, Kurt Schlichting, Richard Maisel

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    Abstract

    Scant attention has been paid to the social and economic diversity within the African American community in particular cities at the beginning stage of the Great Migration. This article examines the variation in characteristics of African Americans from different places of birth at the onset of the Great Migration living in one city, Hartford, Connecticut. The article focuses on three major attributes of African Americans with differing geographic backgrounds residing in Hartford during this time period: (a) their socioeconomic status, (b) their settlement patterns within the city, and (c) the extent of their civic participation. The article reveals sizable differences along these three dimensions among African Americans of differing geographic origins.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)710-736
    Number of pages27
    JournalJournal of Black Studies
    Volume37
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 2007

    Keywords

    • Intraracial diversity
    • Residential segregation
    • The Great Migration
    • Voter turnout

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology and Political Science

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