The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration
—Wilkerson, Isabel, author.
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2011
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"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."-- Page [4] of cover.

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Subjects:
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN:
9780679763888
9780679444329
0679444327
Edition:
First Vintage Books edition.
Description:
x, 622 pages ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Epic story of America's great migration
Notes:
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2010.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [555]-587) and index.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2011
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2010
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.
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