Making a way out of no way : African American women and the second great migration (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Making a way out of no way : African American women and the second great migration

Author: Lisa Krissoff Boehm
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009.
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over seven years, Lisa Krissoff Boehm gathered oral histories with women migrants and their children, two groups largely overlooked in the story of this event. She also utilized existing oral histories with migrants and southerners in leading archives. In extended excerpts from the oral histories, and in thoughtful scholarly analysis of the voices, this book offers a unique window into African American women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Krissoff Boehm
ISBN: 9781604732160 1604732164 9781604732177 1604732172 9781604738025 1604738022
OCLC Number: 243601834
Description: xx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A note on style --
Biographical sketches --
Introduction --
Memories of the Southern childhood --
Guiding influences and the younger years --
The move north --
Encountering the city --
The work of the domestic --
Family aspects --
Experiences with other types of employment --
Reflections on the migration and a life of work --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: Lisa Krissoff Boehm.
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The Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans between the South and the North that began in the early 1940s and tapered off in the late 1960s, transformed America. Over seven years,  Read more...

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