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Moving north : African Americans and the Great Migration, 1915-1930 / [Monica Halpern].

Author/creator Halpern, Monica
Other author/creatorRossi, Ann.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoWashington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2006.
Description40 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Variant title African Americans and the Great Migration, 1915-1930
Series Crossroads America
Crossroads America. ^A628107
Contents Slaves no more : life in the South, 1865-1915 -- Opportunities in the North -- We are leaving! -- A new life -- The Harlem Renaissance -- The Depression hits.
Abstract "After the Civil War, the South went through a period of rebuilding, termed Reconstruction, but because many white people in the South were not ready to accept African Americans as equals, unfair laws were passed which restricted the rights of blacks. These Black Codes and Jim Crow laws left African Americans in a segregated world. Life was better in the north in many ways for African Americans. The 1920s brought jobs and money, until The Great Depression hit. The Depression made times more difficult and left many homeless and jobless. The Harlem Renaissance ended, and many blacks left the cities seeking jobs wherever they could find them. Despite the hard times that followed, the Great Migration had brought many blessings for African Americans." -- publisher's web page.
General noteTitle pages cites author as Ann Rossi.
General noteIncludes index.
General notePreviously published as The great migration, c2002.
LCCN 2003019833

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