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By Terry Rey,Alex Stepick,Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Beginning within the past due Nineteen Seventies and early 1980s,
significant numbers of Haitian immigrants started to arrive and settle in Miami.
Overcoming essentially the most foreboding stumbling blocks ever to stand immigrants in
America, they, their young children, and now their grandchildren, in addition to more
recently arriving immigrants from Haiti, have varied socioeconomically.
Together, they've got made South Florida domestic to the biggest inhabitants of
native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians open air of the Caribbean and one of
the most important Caribbean immigrant groups on this planet. faith has
played a crucial function in making all of this take place.
 
Crossing the Water and retaining the religion is a ancient and
ethnographic research of Haitian faith in immigrant groups, established on
fieldwork in either Miami and Haiti, in addition to huge archival research.
Where many experiences of Haitian faith restrict themselves to at least one religion, Rey and
Stepick discover Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in dialog with one
another, suggesting that regardless of the variations among those practices, the
three faiths finally create a feeling of team spirit, success, and self esteem in
Haitian groups. This meticulously researched and vibrantly written book
contributes to the growing to be physique of literature on faith between new immigrants,
as good as supplying a wealthy exploration of Haitian religion communities.

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By Terry Rey,Alex Stepick,Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Beginning within the past due Nineteen Seventies and early 1980s,
significant numbers of Haitian immigrants started to arrive and settle in Miami.
Overcoming essentially the most foreboding stumbling blocks ever to stand immigrants in
America, they, their young children, and now their grandchildren, in addition to more
recently arriving immigrants from Haiti, have varied socioeconomically.
Together, they've got made South Florida domestic to the biggest inhabitants of
native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians open air of the Caribbean and one of
the most important Caribbean immigrant groups on this planet. faith has
played a crucial function in making all of this take place.
 
Crossing the Water and retaining the religion is a ancient and
ethnographic research of Haitian faith in immigrant groups, established on
fieldwork in either Miami and Haiti, in addition to huge archival research.
Where many experiences of Haitian faith restrict themselves to at least one religion, Rey and
Stepick discover Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in dialog with one
another, suggesting that regardless of the variations among those practices, the
three faiths finally create a feeling of team spirit, success, and self esteem in
Haitian groups. This meticulously researched and vibrantly written book
contributes to the growing to be physique of literature on faith between new immigrants,
as good as supplying a wealthy exploration of Haitian religion communities.

Show description

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