Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration

Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration

by James R. Grossman
     
 

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Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.See more details below

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Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.

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During World War I nearly half a million black Americans abandoned their homes in the South and streamed into northern industrial centers. One million more would follow in the 1920s. Placing this "Great Migration" within the context of labor, urban, and Afro- American history, Grossman (history, U. of Chicago) analyzes how and why black southerners uprooted themselves and how they subsequently adapted their way of life to an urban, industrial environment. This study is a revision of the author's thesis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226309965
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
398
File size:
3 MB

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