Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||Milestones in American history|
|LC Classifications||E185.6 .S67 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009042266|
A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels. Read more Read less The Amazon Book Review/5(50). "The Great Black Migration: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic is a superior reference book on African Americans leaving the south to reside in northern United States around the World War I (–) and World War II (–) eras for lucrative positions in industry rather than the southern field work positions and then for a second time taking up Cited by: 2. A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. This book is very data heavy and a bit of a slog to get through. Although it does provide a balanced view of black and white southern migrants during the Great Migration, there's a lack of humanity in its pages. Gregory pinpoints narratives from famous individuals like Aretha Franklin and Lily Tomlin, but the lives of everyday people go unexplained/5.
Eric Arnesen’s unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books explores the “Great Migration,” focusing on the economic, social, and political conditions of the Jim Crow South, the meanings of race in general — and on labor in particular — in the urban North, the grassroots movements of social protest that /5. 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. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNERCited by: The Great Black Migration: Opportunity and competition in northern labor markets South. The migration that occurred during and after World War I has received the most attention historically, but the period of migration from through was larger and thus had potentially greater labor market effects. I focus on this later migration Size: 54KB. The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from about to Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many blacks headed north, where they took advantage.
Mr. Lemann, correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, discussed his recent book, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. The book details the movement of blacks from the. The book covers all The Great Migration is a story about a young black woman's journey from the south to the north during the period called the great migration. It starts off with the main character reading about how the north is free from the KKK and the fear that surrounds them.4/5. The Great Black Migrations: From the Rural South to the Urban North - Liz Sonneborn - Google Books During the early decades of the 20th century, the movement of . Black people charged more rent/paid lower wages than white people. Reverend Carter. Ruby Daniels returned to Chicago in s Chicago, black population increased by 77% from , to ,; s grew by 65% to ,at one point 2, black people moving to Chicago weekly.