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In this chapter, I examine the immigrant history and context of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. I begin by discussing the context of refugee resettlement outside of the large metropolitan areas that have traditionally been the destination of immigrants in the US, with particular attention to refugee resettlement in the US over the 2012–2016 period. Next, I provide an overview of Burlington. In the third section of this chapter, I look specifically at the neighborhood known as the Old North End within Burlington, one of the main refugee enclaves within both the city and the state. I close the chapter with a discussion of Burlington from the perspective of some of the refugee-background residents themselves, using the results from a Photovoice project I have conducted with community organizations in order to gain greater insights into the neighborhoods that newcomers live in and their relationships with of these places.

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Bose, P.S. (2020). Burlington. In: Refugees in New Destinations and Small Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6386-7_4

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