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Author Wilkerson, Isabel, author

Title The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  304.873 Wil/Woo  AVAILABLE
Description x, 622 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Part one. In the land of the forefathers. Leaving ; The Great Migration, 1915-1970. -- Part two. Beginnings. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney ; The stirrings of discontent ; George Swanson Starling ; Robert Joseph Pershing Foster ; A burdensome labor ; The Awakening ; Breaking away. -- Part three. Exodus . The appointed time of their coming ; Crossing over. -- Part four. 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. -- Part five. 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Reading Counts RC High School 9.5 43 Quiz: 54825
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2010
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction, 2011
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction, 2011
Subject Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Biography
African Americans
Human Migration
History, 20th Century
HISTORY -- African American.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
Afro-amerikaner -- historia -- 1900-talet.
Migration -- historia -- Förenta staterna -- 1900-talet.
Urbanisering -- historia -- Förenta staterna -- 1900-talet.
African Americans -- History.
Internal migration -- History. -- United States.
Rural-urban migration.
Race relations.
Migration, Internal.
African Americans -- Migrations.
African Americans.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
United States
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2009049753
ISBN 9780679444329