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
2011
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Vintage Books
ISBN: 
9780679763888
Edition: 
1st Vintage Books ed
Description: 
x, 622 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1: . In the land of the forefathers -- Leaving -- Great Migration, 1915-1970 -- Part 2: Beginnings -- Ida Mae Brandon Gladney -- Stirrings of discontent -- George Swanson Starling -- Robert Joseph Pershing Foster -- Burdensome labor -- Awakening -- Breaking away -- Part 3: Exodus -- Appointed time of their coming -- Crossing over -- Part 4: Kinder mistress -- Chicago -- New York -- Los Angeles -- Things they left behind -- Transplanted in alien soil -- Divisions -- To bend in strange winds -- Other side of Jordan -- Complications -- River keeps running -- Prodigals -- Disillusionment -- Revolutions -- Fullness of the migration -- Part 5: Aftermath -- In the places they left -- Losses -- More North and West than South -- Redemption -- Perhaps, to bloom -- Winter of their lives -- Emancipation of Ida Mae -- Epilogue.
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.
Author: 
Isabel Wilkerson
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