Bridging Indigenous and Immigrant Struggles: A Case Study of American Sāmoa

@article{PobleteCross2010BridgingIA,
  title={Bridging Indigenous and Immigrant Struggles: A Case Study of American Sāmoa},
  author={JoAnna Poblete-Cross},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={501 - 522}
}
In American Sāmoa, lines are being drawn between immigrants from Western Sāmoa, Tonga and the Philippines, and the indigenous population. A close study of the 2007 Future Political Status report, as well as the responses to the closure of the Chicken of the Sea tuna cannery, demonstrate how anti-immigrant sentiment has grown, along with fears over the stability and survival of the local economy. Such tensions between American Sāmoans and immigrant workers have masked potential synergies in the… 
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