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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.

Wilkerson, Isabel (Author).

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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.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 304.80973 WILKE 2010 (Text) 23892000946221 Main Collection Book None 10/09/2018 Checked out 09/30/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679763888 (soft cover)
  • Physical Description: x, 622 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books (Random House), [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Subject: African Americans > Migrations > History > 20th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century
Rural-urban migration > United States > History > 20th century.

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