Over the past decade, scholars have worked to develop a rich array of transnational and global theories to better explain the cultural, social, and demographic processes that take place within nations, and which transcend them. As Shelley Fisher Fishkin reminded us in her presidential address to the annual meeting of the American Studies Association last year, "As the transnational becomes more central . . . we are likely to focus not only on the proverbial immigrant who leaves somewhere called 'home' to make a new home in the United States, but also on the endless process of comings and goings that create familial, cultural, linguistic, and economic ties across national borders." The need for historical study of these processes, however, remains. While these processes may have deepened in contemporary times, for many migrants and border communities, transnationalism has long been a way of life.
"Coming North to the South: Migration, Labor and City-Building in Twentieth-Century Miami,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 84:
1, Article 7.
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