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Author Adams, Luther.

Title Way up north in Louisville : African American migration in the urban South, 1930-1970 / Luther Adams
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Contents Headed for Louisville : African American migration within the South -- Way up north in Louisville : migration and the meaning of the South -- I never Jim Crowed myself : navigating the boundaries of race in the River City -- No room for possum or crawfish : African American migrants' challenge to Jim Crow -- Behold the land : to stay and fight at home and struggle for civil rights -- Upon this rock : African American migration and the transformation of the postwar urban landscape
Summary In the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often anchored African Americans to the South. Adams offers a powerful reinterpretation of the modern civil rights movement and of the transformations in black urban life within the contexts of migration, work, and urban renewal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Migration, Internal -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Rural-urban migration -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010023647
ISBN 0807899437 (electronic bk.)
1469603861 (electronic bk.)
9780807899434 (electronic bk.)
9781469603865 (electronic bk.)