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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Introduction Part 1
1. "All I Ask Is Give Me a Chance"
2. "The Negro's Natural Home"
3. "Tell Me About the Place"
4. "Bound for the Promised Land" Part 2
5. "Home People" and "Old Settlers"
6. "Don't Have to Look up to the White Man"
7. "Eny Kind of Worke"
8. "The White Man's Union"
9. "What Work Can I Get If I Go through School?"
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