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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration

Wilkerson, Isabel. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780679763888
  • ISBN: 0679763880
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 622 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a divisio.n of Random House, Inc., 2011.

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Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 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. She interviewed more than a thousand individuals, and gained access to new data and offical records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. - Back cover.
Subject: African Americans Migrations History 20th century
Migration, Internal United States History 20th century
Rural-urban migration United States History 20th century
African Americans history United States
Residential Mobility history United States

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The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
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The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Part 1In the Land of the Forefathersp. 1
    Leavingp. 3
    The Great Migration, 1915-1970p. 8
Part 2Beginningsp. 17
    Ida Mae Brandon Gladneyp. 19
    The Stirrings of Discontentp. 36
    George Swanson Starlingp. 47
    Robert Joseph Pershing Fosterp. 72
    A Burdensome Laborp. 95
    The Awakeningp. 124
    Breaking Awayp. 165
Part 3Exodusp. 181
    The appointed Time of their Comingp. 183
    Crossing Overp. 205
    New Yorkp. 227
    Los Angelesp. 230
    The Things They Left Behindp. 238
    Transplanted in Alien Soilp. 242
    Divisionsp. 260
    To Bend in Strange Windsp. 285
    The Other Side of Jordanp. 302
    Complicationsp. 332
    The River Keeps Runningp. 364
    The Prodigalsp. 371
    Disillusionmentp. 385
    Revolutionsp. 385
    The Fullness of the Migrationp. 413
Part 5Aftermathp. 433
    In the Places They Leftp. 435
    Lossesp. 445
    More North and West Than Southp. 455
    Rederriptionp. 465
    And, Perhaps, to Bloomp. 481
    The Winter of Their Livesp. 491
    The Emancipation of Ida Maep. 516
Epiloguep. 527
Notes on Methodologyp. 539
Afterwordp. 545
Acknowledgmentsp. 547 Notes
Indexp. 589
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 621
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