The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

by Nicholas Lemann


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A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.

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ISBN-13: 9780679733478
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1992
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 255,950
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Lemann was born and raised in New Orleans and has been a magazine writer since he was a teenager. He has worked at the Washington Monthly, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post, and has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He was the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University until 2013.

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George F. Will

Nicholas Lemann is America's best writer about America's most vexing problem. This is an instant classic of contemporary history, with the definitive account of how the nation arrived at its current dangerous situation.

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