The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.
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.
- OCLC: ocn477270924
- ISBN: 9780679763888
- ISBN: 0679444327 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780679444329 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781448755936
- ISBN: 144875593X
- ISBN: 0679763880
- Physical Description: x, 622 pages ; 25 cm
- Published: New York :Random House,
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Random House, 
- Copyright: ©2010
|Bibliography:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|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 coming ; 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.
|Note:|| Reading Counts RC High School 9.5 43 Quiz: 54825.
|Awards:|| National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2010.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction, 2011.
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