Thursday, October 21, 2010

1) Tell me who the players are. What groups of people or individuals in both countries are using their power, or responding to power? What did they do? Be specific, ie 'industrial workers in Chicago," not "the average person"; "they had a sit-down strike," not "they protested.") 

The key players in the United States during and after the ww2 are the president and the government. The U.S. government is using it's power at the the time to deny or chose which immigrants can enter the u.s.

2) Tell me the key things that were going on between the United States and your country during the time you're going to write about. Try to be as specific as you can with dates and events. 

During this time the war was going

more of my bibliography

1. Race and Color: Jamaican Migrants in London and New York City
Nancy Foner
International Migration Review
Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter, 1985), pp. 708-727
This article explores the significance of race among Jamaicans in New York City and London. What it means to be a black Jamaican, it is argued, depends on the racial context of the receiving area. Although in the United States and Britain Jamaicans face racial prejudice and discrimination, there are advantages to living in New York. Being part of the larger black population cushions Jamaican migrants in New York from some of the sting of racial prejudice and provides them with easier access to certain occupations and social institutions.

2.Law and Contemporary Problems
Vol. 21, No. 2, Immigration (Spring, 1956), pp. 382-400
this article is about the law that was started to choose which immigrants were allowed in the united states and the rules of selecting the immigrants during and after world war 2. Franklin D Roosevelt was president at the time and he allowed to men named McCarren and Walters start this law.

3..Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Vol. 533, Trends in U. S.-Caribbean Relations (May, 1994), pp. 48-69
Emphasis is on the five major insular migrations arriving in the United States during this century: Cubans, Dominicans, Haitians, Jamaicans, and Puerto Ricans. This article also discuss the treaties and laws of immigration during and post world war 2 in the United states.

4.Oral History
Vol. 30, No. 2, Living with the Past (Autumn, 2002), pp. 49-59
Published by: Oral History Society
The memories of family and community in the childhood of Jamaican-born migrants to Britain and North America. This article discuss why these immigrants chose to migrate to the U.S. instead of Britian in the post world war 2.

Effects of the Immigration Act of 1965 on Selected Population Characteristics of Immigrants to the United States
Charles B. Keely
Vol. 8, No. 2 (May, 1971), pp. 157-169
Recent changes in immigration law have affected the characteristics of immigrants coming to the United States. The major changes in immigration policy contained in the 1965 Immigration Act, which amended the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

research/ bibliography

While reseaching on the country of Jamaica for my research paper i found that Jstor was the most helpful. Jstor was very easy to function and also Jstor has the option to email the web page and the citations to your self. I also found some great culture and history about jamaica on google scholar, the information included pictures and very deep facts that I never knew.
I find the country of Jamaica very interesting because its so close to the U.S. and also there are so many immigrants from Jamaica leaving here in America.

My bibliography

1. Title:  Recapturing Distant Caribbean Childhoods and Communities: The Shaping of
the Memories of Jamaican Migrants in Britain and North America
Author(s):  Paul Thompson; Elaine Bauer
Source:  Oral History, Vol. 30, No. 2, Living with the Past  (Autumn, 2002), pp.

This article was about natives of Jamaica migranting to the U.S. I found this sorce on Jstor.

2.Title:  Population Mobility and the Survival of Small Farming in the Rio Grande
Valley, Jamaica
Author(s):  Amani Ishemo; Hugh Semple; Elizabeth Thomas-Hope
Source:  The Geographical Journal, Vol. 172, No. 4  (Dec., 2006), pp. 318-330
Publisher(s): Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society
(with the Institute of British Geographers)

This article is about the effect that the U.S. has on farming in jamacia. I also found this sorce on Jstor to.

I really wanted to use Jamaica as my country however im having a hard time finding a time period and topic i would like to focus on. I will be changing my country to Korea probably. Im very confused and need to find a country soon because I need to get started on this paper ASAP.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

hearts and minds

In the film Hearts and Minds a lot of the footage was to drastic for me. Being that I am very anti war, I can't believe people can be so heart less and hurt women and children. The voices that were most important to me are the voices of the civilians. I feel their voices are the important because they are in the middle of a war that they have no part of but the war is ruining their lives and land. I found the mass grave site very disturbing the way they had all those graves already dug and awaiting dead bodies as if they knew their people were going to die.
I think its not right how they exposed the Vietnam people in the films and photos. However on the other hand i feel that America needed to see the damage they were doing to Vietnam so people in America can try to stop it. I also believe that is why  president Bush didn't expose what was going on in the war on Iraq, because he knew that it would cause outrage with anti war groups in America.
I believe that the ideology of power led the United States into war with Vietnam. I feel that America wants every other country to believe that America is the most powerful country. I also feel that America think they can go to other countries and destroy land and then take it over. Basically America need to mind their business in cases where America isn't involved.