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Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi


In the early years of the Cold War, the United States mounted expansive public diplomacy programs in the Global South, including initiatives with the recently partitioned states of India and Pakistan. U.S. operations in these two countries became the second- and fourth-largest in the world, creating migration links that resulted in the emergence of American universities, such as the University of Houston, as immigration hubs for the highly selective, student-led South Asian migration stream starting in the 1950s. By the late twentieth century, Houston’s South Asian community had become one of ... More

Keywords: immigration, model minority, Asian American, racial formation, Indian, Pakistani, Houston, South, Cold War, public diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469655192
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uzma Quraishi, author
Sam Houston State University