Event Title

From Swamps to High-Rise, The History of Development of Early Miami

Location

Diamond 342

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:05 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

This project analyzes the development of the city of Miami over the past half-century. The goal is to show that the rapid expansion of Miami was due to large masses of immigrants from Latin American countries. This can be done by analyzing real-estate, one of the most successful businesses in Miami, and how prices have changed. Not only is real-estate a good way of explaining the quickly changing Miami but so is analyzing other legal actions that aid immigrants in living a peaceful American life. This research highlights government actions as well as local living prices that made the development of Miami possible.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Leonard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1526

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Apr 30th, 1:05 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

From Swamps to High-Rise, The History of Development of Early Miami

Diamond 342

This project analyzes the development of the city of Miami over the past half-century. The goal is to show that the rapid expansion of Miami was due to large masses of immigrants from Latin American countries. This can be done by analyzing real-estate, one of the most successful businesses in Miami, and how prices have changed. Not only is real-estate a good way of explaining the quickly changing Miami but so is analyzing other legal actions that aid immigrants in living a peaceful American life. This research highlights government actions as well as local living prices that made the development of Miami possible.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/441