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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.

Author/creator Wilkerson, Isabel
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Random House, ©2010.
Descriptionx, 622 pages ; 25 cm
Contents In the land of the forefathers. Leaving ; The Great Migration, 1915-1970 -- Beginnings. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney ; The stirrings of discontent ; George Swanson Starling ; Robert Joseph Pershing Foster ; A burdensome labor ; The Awakening ; Breaking away -- Exodus. The appointed time of their crossing ; Crossing over -- 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 -- 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.
Abstract 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index.
Acquisitions source Joyner Rare copy gift of Gene and Susan Roberts, 2016.
LCCN 2009049753
ISBN9780679444329 (alk. paper) :

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