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Reinterpretation of Black Return and Nonreturn Migration to the South, 1975-1980

Citation

Cromartie, John & Stack, Carol B. (1989). Reinterpretation of Black Return and Nonreturn Migration to the South, 1975-1980. Geographical Review, 79(3), 297-310.

Abstract

Commonly used classifications of return and nonreturn migrants, based on birthplace and previous residence, do not accurately reflect the extent of familial and social ties behind recent black migration to the southern United States. Analysis of the household context of individual migration confirms evidence from in-depth interviews with migrants that thousands of black children and adults born outside the South are moving to the region as part of return migration. A reinterpretation of migration categories underscores social trends of overriding importance in explaining destination choices.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/215574

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Geographical Review

Author(s)

Cromartie, John
Stack, Carol B.

Year Published

1989

Volume Number

79

Issue Number

3

Pages

297-310

Reference ID

771