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Land of Hope

Land of Hope Author James R. Grossman
ISBN-10 9780226309958
Release 1991
Pages 384
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Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.

Chicago s New Negroes

Chicago s New Negroes Author Davarian L. Baldwin
ISBN-10 0807887609
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 384
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As early-twentieth-century Chicago swelled with an influx of at least 250,000 new black urban migrants, the city became a center of consumer capitalism, flourishing with professional sports, beauty shops, film production companies, recording studios, and other black cultural and communal institutions. Davarian Baldwin argues that this mass consumer marketplace generated a vibrant intellectual life and planted seeds of political dissent against the dehumanizing effects of white capitalism. Pushing the traditional boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance to new frontiers, Baldwin identifies a fresh model of urban culture rich with politics, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship. Baldwin explores an abundant archive of cultural formations where an array of white observers, black cultural producers, critics, activists, reformers, and black migrant consumers converged in what he terms a "marketplace intellectual life." Here the thoughts and lives of Madam C. J. Walker, Oscar Micheaux, Andrew "Rube" Foster, Elder Lucy Smith, Jack Johnson, and Thomas Dorsey emerge as individual expressions of a much wider spectrum of black political and intellectual possibilities. By placing consumer-based amusements alongside the more formal arenas of church and academe, Baldwin suggests important new directions for both the historical study and the constructive future of ideas and politics in American life.

Selling the Race

Selling the Race Author Adam Green
ISBN-10 9780226306414
Release 2007
Pages 306
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"In his study, Green tells the story of how this unified consciousness was shaped. With this portrayal of black life - complemented by a dozen works of the Chicago photographer Wayne F. Miller - Green ultimately presents African Americans as agents, rather than casualties, of modernity, reenvisioning urban existence in a way that will resonate with anyone interested in race, culture, or the life of cities."--Jacket.

Farewell We re Good and Gone

Farewell  We re Good and Gone Author carole Marks
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066066203
Release 1989
Pages 209
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Farewell We re Good and Gone has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Farewell We re Good and Gone also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Farewell We re Good and Gone book for free.

Black Exodus

Black Exodus Author Alferdteen Harrison
ISBN-10 0878056092
Release 1992-07-01
Pages 107
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What were the causes that motivated legions of black southerners to immigrate to the North? What was the impact upon the land they left and upon the communities they chose for their new homes? Perhaps no pattern of migration has changed America's socioeconomic structure more than this mass exodus of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Because of this exodus, the South lost not only a huge percentage of its inhabitants to northern cities like Chicago, New York, Detroit, and Philadelphia but also its supply of cheap labor. Fleeing from racial injustice and poverty, southern blacks took their culture north with them and transformed northern urban centers with their churches, social institutions, and ways of life. In Black Exodus eight noted scholars consider the causes that stimulated the migration and examine the far-reaching results.


Rebirth Author Douglas Monroy
ISBN-10 9780520213333
Release 1999-06
Pages 322
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"A detailed, rich, and engaging text on Mexicans in Los Angeles, from the turn of the century, when their presence was virtually unacknowledged, to the 1930s, when Mexican communities created a significant presence in the city. Monroy's book offers a sweeping narrative that carries you into Los Angeles and beyond, through a discussion of immigration pathways, work lives, and the popular culture of the immigrants and the first generation youth."—Lisbeth Haas, author of Conquests and Historical Identities in California, 1769-1936

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns Author Isabel Wilkerson
ISBN-10 9780679763888
Release 2011
Pages 622
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Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.

Landscapes of Hope

Landscapes of Hope Author Brian McCammack
ISBN-10 0674976371
Release 2017
Pages 364
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In the first interdisciplinary history to frame the African American Great Migration as an environmental experience, Brian McCammack travels to Chicago's parks and beaches as well as farms and forests of the rural Midwest, where African Americans retreated to relax and reconnect with southern identities and lifestyles they had left behind.

Work and Community in the Jungle

Work and Community in the Jungle Author James R. Barrett
ISBN-10 0252061365
Release 1990
Pages 290
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Looks at unionization efforts by Chicago's packinghouse workers and explores the process of class formation in early twentieth-century industrial America.

L A City Limits

L A  City Limits Author Josh Sides
ISBN-10 0520939867
Release 2004-01-27
Pages 302
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In 1964 an Urban League survey ranked Los Angeles as the most desirable city for African Americans to live in. In 1965 the city burst into flames during one of the worst race riots in the nation's history. How the city came to such a pass—embodying both the best and worst of what urban America offered black migrants from the South—is the story told for the first time in this history of modern black Los Angeles. A clear-eyed and compelling look at black struggles for equality in L.A.'s neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces from the Great Depression to our day, L.A. City Limits critically refocuses the ongoing debate about the origins of America's racial and urban crisis. Challenging previous analysts' near-exclusive focus on northern "rust-belt" cities devastated by de-industrialization, Josh Sides asserts that the cities to which black southerners migrated profoundly affected how they fared. He shows how L.A.'s diverse racial composition, dispersive geography, and dynamic postwar economy often created opportunities—and limits—quite different from those encountered by blacks in the urban North.

At Freedom s Edge

At Freedom s Edge Author William Cohen
ISBN-10 0807116211
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 340
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Cohen presents a thorough treatment of the efforts of the freedmen's Bureau to restructure the southern labor system, showing how heavily this organization was influenced by questions involving black mobility.


King Author Harvard Sitkoff
ISBN-10 0809063492
Release 2009-01-06
Pages 270
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An incisive biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., looks at the life and legacy of one of America's most important civil rights leaders, describing both his successes and his failures while speculating about King's potential future accomplishments in a career cut tragically short by his 1968 assassination. Reprint.

Living In Living Out

Living In  Living Out Author Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
ISBN-10 9781588344427
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 256
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This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white families. These women describe how they encountered—but never accepted—the master-servant relationship, and recount their struggles to change their status from “live in” servants to daily paid workers who “lived out.” With candor and passion, the women interviewed tell of leaving their families and adjusting to city life “up North,” of being placed as live-in servants, and of the frustrations and indignities they endured as domestics. By networking on the job, at churches, and at penny savers clubs, they found ways to transform their unending servitude into an employer-employee relationship—gaining a new independence that could only be experienced by living outside of their employers' homes. Clark-Lewis points out that their perseverance and courage not only improved their own lot but also transformed work life for succeeding generations of African American women. A series of in-depth vignettes about the later years of these women bears poignant witness to their efforts to carve out lives of fulfillment and dignity.

Forging Freedom

Forging Freedom Author Gary B. Nash
ISBN-10 0674309332
Release 1988
Pages 354
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Traces the experiences of Black Philadelphians from the time of slavery to the present, and discusses their family life, work, religion, neighborhoods, and social networks

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do Author Stephanie J. Shaw
ISBN-10 9780226751306
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 364
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Stephanie J. Shaw takes us into the inner world of American black professional women during the Jim Crow era. This is a story of struggle and empowerment, of the strength of a group of women who worked against daunting odds to improve the world for themselves and their people. Shaw's remarkable research into the lives of social workers, librarians, nurses, and teachers from the 1870s through the 1950s allows us to hear these women's voices for the first time. The women tell us, in their own words, about their families, their values, their expectations. We learn of the forces and factors that made them exceptional, and of the choices and commitments that made them leaders in their communities. What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do brings to life a world in which African-American families, communities, and schools worked to encourage the self-confidence, individual initiative, and social responsibility of girls. Shaw shows us how, in a society that denied black women full professional status, these girls embraced and in turn defined an ideal of "socially responsible individualism" that balanced private and public sphere responsibilities. A collective portrait of character shaped in the toughest circumstances, this book is more than a study of the socialization of these women as children and the organization of their work as adults. It is also a study of leadership—of how African American communities gave their daughters the power to succeed in and change a hostile world.

A Ghetto Takes Shape

A Ghetto Takes Shape Author Kenneth L. Kusmer
ISBN-10 0252006909
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 305
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A Ghetto Takes Shape has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Ghetto Takes Shape also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Ghetto Takes Shape book for free.

Growing Up Nisei

Growing Up Nisei Author David Yoo
ISBN-10 025206822X
Release 2000
Pages 244
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Traces the emergence of a dynamic Nisei subculture and shows how the foundations laid during the 1920s and 1930s helped many Nisei adjust to the upheaval of the concentration camps.