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Wilkerson, Isabel
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson
Alternate Title America's great migration
1st ed
New York : Random House, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  E185.6 .W685 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description x, 622 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index
Contents In the land of the forefathers. Leaving ; The Great Migration, 1915-1970 -- Beginnings. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney ; The stirrings of discontent ; George Swanson Starling ; Robert Joseph Pershing Foster ; A burdensome labor ; The Awakening ; Breaking away -- Exodus. The appointed time of their coming ; Crossing over -- The kinder mistress. Chicago ; New York ; Los Angeles ; The things they left behind ; Transplanted in alien soil ; Divisions ; To bend in strange winds ; The other side of Jordan ; Complications ; The river keeps running ; The prodigals ; Disillusionment ; Revolutions ; The fullness of the migration -- Aftermath. In the places they left ; Losses ; More North and West than South ; Redemption ; And, perhaps, to bloom ; The winter of their lives ; The emancipation of Ida Mae
Summary In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America
Awards National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2010

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