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Author Pruitt, Bernadette, 1965-

Title The other great migration : the movement of rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941 / Bernadette Pruitt
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013
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Series Sam Rayburn series on rural life ; number 21
Sam Rayburn series on rural life ; no. 21
Contents Pulling up the stakes: the great migration to Houston, 1900-1930 -- Building a city: migrant settlements in Houston, 1900-1941 -- Beautiful people: agency in Houston, 1900-1941 -- "That was their protection and safeguard": Houston's "new Negro," 1917-1941 -- In "the Garden of Eden": the Houston Renaissance, 1900-1941 -- The black economy at work: wage earners, professionals, economic crisis, and the origins of the second great migration, 1900-1941
Summary The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country's demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the move from rural to urban homes in Jim Crow Houston as a form of black activism and resistance to racism. Between 1900 and 1950 nearly fifty thousand blacks left their rural communities and small towns in Texas and Louisiana for Houston. Jim Crow proscription, disfranchisement, acts of violence and brutality, and rural poverty push
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Community development -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Migration, Internal -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Rural-urban migration -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Houston (Tex.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461949467 (electronic bk.)
1623490030 (electronic bk.)
9781461949466 (electronic bk.)
9781623490034 (electronic bk.)