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Fly away : the great African American cultural migrations

Autor: Peter M Rutkoff; William B Scott
Editorial: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2010.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Peter M Rutkoff; William B Scott
ISBN: 9780801894770 0801894778
Número OCLC: 431935579
Descripción: xv, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: Peter M. Rutkoff and William B. Scott.
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The authors, while attentive to necessary statistics and succinct in general historical background, transform the migrating millions from an indistinguishable mass into distinct communities. As Leer más

 
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