From Africa to America : Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksReligion, Race, & Ethnicity: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814789810; 0814789811; 9780814786413; 0814786413Subject(s): Ghanaian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- ReligionAdditional physical formats: Print version:: From Africa to America : Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York.DDC classification: 285/.1089966707471 LOC classification: BX9211.N5 P743 2011Other classification: 73.06 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Upon arrival in the United States, most African immigrants are immediately subsumed under the category "black." In the eyes of most Americans--and more so to American legal and social systems--African immigrants are indistinguishable from all others, such as those from the Caribbean whose skin color they share. Despite their growing presence in many cities and their active involvement in sectors of American economic, social, and cultural life, we know little about them. In From Africa to America, Moses O. Biney offers a rare full-scale look at an African immigrant congregation, the Presbyterian.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index.
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Coming to America: Ghanaians and U.S. Immigration; 2 By the Hudson River: The Ghanaian Presence in New York; 3 Remembering the Homeland: Ghana and Its People; 4 How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? PCGNY: An Overseas Mission; 5 The Compound House: Communal Life and Welfare; 6 Conflict and Cohesion: Gender and Intergenerational Relations; 7 Ebenezer: Spirituality and Identity; 8 Paddling on Both Sides: Analysis and Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
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Moses O. Biney is a minister at First Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New Jersey, and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York Theological Seminary.