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. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Lying, Other People Exist, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, and THINKING
Author: Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher: Random House
Publishing Date: 2010-09-07