The Warmth of Other Suns
The story of migration in America
Isabel Wilkerson interviewed more than twelve hundred people in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Oakland. All of them travelled from the South during the Great American Migration of the twentieth century, and The Warmth of Other Suns - The Epic Story of America's Great Migration is a rich collection of their stories, of fears, dreams and hopes, and of the lessons learned from their epic journeys.
Many useful tips to:
- Discover one of the most important chapters in the history of America.
- Understand today’s phenomena by taking a look into the past.
- Discover how migration drastically changes the countries in which it takes place.
The Great Migration: from 1915 to the 1970s, African American families in the south of the United States sought to escape a system that seriously put their lives at risk
During the First World War, a silent but unstoppable pilgrimage took its first steps within the borders of the United States of America, due to continue through to the 1970s, and causing profound and often unexpected changes throughout society. It was probably the least discussed migration of the twentieth century, despite the fact that about six million people left their ancestral home to seek their fortune in the north of the country, changing the appearance of many large cities and their social stratification, spreading a new kind of language and new musical genres such as blues, and above all providing key personalities of the future with the opportunity to be what they have become. Here are just a few names that you might be familiar with: Michelle Obama, Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, and their black teachers, shopkeepers, and doctors whose names we will never know.
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