Way up north in Louisville : African American migration in the urban South, 1930-1970
- OCLC: ocn682621088
- ISBN: 1469603861
- ISBN: 9781469603865
- ISBN: 0807899437
- ISBN: 9780807899434
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
|Bibliography:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents:|| Headed for Louisville : African American migration within the South -- Way up north in Louisville : migration and the meaning of the South -- I never Jim Crowed myself : navigating the boundaries of race in the River City -- No room for possum or crawfish : African American migrants' challenge to Jim Crow -- Behold the land : to stay and fight at home and struggle for civil rights -- Upon this rock : African American migration and the transformation of the postwar urban landscape.
|Summary:|| In the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often anchored African Americans to the South. Adams offers a powerful reinterpretation of the modern civil rights movement and of the transformations in black urban life within the contexts of migration, work, and urban renewal.
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