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Fly away : the great African American cultural migrations

Author: Peter M Rutkoff; William B Scott
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2010.
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The Great Migration, the mass exodus of blacks from the rural South to the urban North and West in the twentieth century, shaped American culture and life in ways still evident today. The authors trace the ideas that inspired African Americans to abandon the South for freedom and opportunity elsewhere. Black Southerners fled the Low Country of South Carolina, the mines and mills of Birmingham, Alabama, the farms of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Rutkoff; William B Scott
ISBN: 9780801894770 0801894778
OCLC Number: 431935579
Description: xv, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Out of Africa : West African origins --
New Africa : South Carolina low country --
Negro capital of the world : Harlem --
Mules and men : Birmingham --
Blues pianos and tricky baseballs : Pittsburgh --
Walkin' Egypt : Mississippi Delta --
Bronzeville's Pinkster Kings : South Side Chicago --
Dixie special : Houston --
California dreaming : South Central LA --
Circle unbroken : three stories and a conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter M. Rutkoff and William B. Scott.
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Broad in scope and original in its interpretation, Fly Away illuminates the origins, development, and transformation of national culture during an important chapter in twentieth-century American  Read more...

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