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Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration: 3v.


Encyclopedia of the great Black migration; 3v.

Ed. by Steven A. Reich.

Greenwood Pr.


1279 pages



Greenwood milestones in African American history


The movement of southern African Americans to the urban North and Far West over the course of the 20th century was one of the most profound demographic and cultural transformations of the United States. Reich (history, James Madison U.) presents some 400 essays that explore the causes, experiences, and consequences of the Great Migration in the first two volumes of this set. Topically, the essays address business, the professions, and professionals; cities and regions; demography; government programs and policies; healthcare; institutions and organizations; Jim Crow and the rural South; literature, poetry, drama, and writers; media; music and musicians; politics, protest, and resistance; racial discrimination; racial violence; religion; scholars, educators, and intelligentsia; social and living conditions; sport, leisure, and entertainment; travel and transportation; visual arts and artists; war; and work, labor, and employment. Essays are cross-referenced and provide guides to further reading. A third volume contains 76 primary source documents taken from contemporary newspapers, literary works, memoirs, and other sources.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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