The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration is a highly-acclaimed historical study by Isabel Wilkerson, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. This work tells the story of the The Great Migration and the Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from approximately 1915 to 1970. The book intertwines a general history and statistical analysis of the entire period. It includes the biographies of three persons: a sharecropper's wife who left Mississippi in the 1930s for Chicago, named Ida Mae Brandon Gladney; an agricultural worker, George Swanson Starling, who left Florida for New York City in the 1940s; and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, a doctor who left Louisiana in the early 1950s, moving to Los Angeles.TitleThe main title of the book is derived from a poem by author Richard Wright, who himself moved from the South to Chicago, in the 1920s. Parts of that poem, published in Black Boy, 1945, with emphasis added, are excerpted here:''...I was taking a part of the South''To transplant in alien soil...''Respond to the warmth of other suns
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The Warmth of Other Suns

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Found: 13.08.2015


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