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The Resource The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, Isabel Wilkerson

Label
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration
Title
The warmth of other suns
Title remainder
the epic story of America's great migration
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Wilkerson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: One of The New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of the Year. 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. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration" within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkerson, Isabel
Dewey number
304.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.W685 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
Label
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, Isabel Wilkerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [555]-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • George Swanson Starling
  • Robert Joseph Pershing Foster
  • Burdensome labor
  • Awakening
  • Breaking away
  • Part 3:
  • Exodus
  • Appointed time of their coming
  • Crossing over
  • Part 4:
  • Part 1:
  • Kinder Mistress
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Things they left behind
  • Transplanted in alien soil
  • Divisions
  • To bend in strange winds
  • Other side of Jordan
  • Complications
  • . In The Land Of The Forefathers
  • River keeps running
  • Prodigals
  • Disillusionment
  • Revolutions
  • Fullness of the migration
  • Part 5:
  • Aftermath
  • In the places they left
  • Losses
  • More North and West than South
  • Leaving
  • Redemption
  • Perhaps, to bloom
  • Winter of their lives
  • Emancipation of Ida Mae
  • Epilogue
  • Notes on methodology
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Great Migration, 1915-1970
  • Permissions acknowledgments
  • Part 2:
  • Beginnings
  • Ida Mae Brandon Gladney
  • Stirrings of discontent
Control code
477270924
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 622 pages
Isbn
9780679444329
Lccn
2009049753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)477270924
Label
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration, Isabel Wilkerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [555]-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • George Swanson Starling
  • Robert Joseph Pershing Foster
  • Burdensome labor
  • Awakening
  • Breaking away
  • Part 3:
  • Exodus
  • Appointed time of their coming
  • Crossing over
  • Part 4:
  • Part 1:
  • Kinder Mistress
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Things they left behind
  • Transplanted in alien soil
  • Divisions
  • To bend in strange winds
  • Other side of Jordan
  • Complications
  • . In The Land Of The Forefathers
  • River keeps running
  • Prodigals
  • Disillusionment
  • Revolutions
  • Fullness of the migration
  • Part 5:
  • Aftermath
  • In the places they left
  • Losses
  • More North and West than South
  • Leaving
  • Redemption
  • Perhaps, to bloom
  • Winter of their lives
  • Emancipation of Ida Mae
  • Epilogue
  • Notes on methodology
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Great Migration, 1915-1970
  • Permissions acknowledgments
  • Part 2:
  • Beginnings
  • Ida Mae Brandon Gladney
  • Stirrings of discontent
Control code
477270924
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 622 pages
Isbn
9780679444329
Lccn
2009049753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)477270924

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