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The Resource The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America, Nicholas Lemann

The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America, Nicholas Lemann

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The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America
Title
The promised land
Title remainder
the great Black migration and how it changed America
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Lemann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Provides identity to those who have been participants in Afro-American diaspora, and examines the issues of urban disintegration and rural poverty
  • Between the early 1940s and the late 1960s, more than five million African Americans left the fields and farms of the Deep South and headed for the big cities, where they hoped to find the economic comfort and legal rights denied them under Jim Crow. This great migration changed the United States from a country where race was a regional issue and black culture existed mainly in rural isolation into one where race relations affect the texture of life in nearly every city and suburb; it altered politics and popular culture at every level. Nicholas Lemann's narrative concerns the people and lives that were transformed by this migration. First, he tells the stories of several families who left the cotton plantations and small towns, heading north. He then examines the political figures, mostly white, who formulated the official response to this huge demographic shift. The migration was so gradual that it was barely noticed by the establishment until it was nearly over; suddenly politicians realized there was a crisis in the ghettos that they had to try to solve, even though they didn't understand it.--From publisher description
Summary
A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 1991.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1992.
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154412
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 973.0496
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.L36 1991
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
E185.6.L36
NAL item number
1991
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the great black migration and how it changed America
Label
The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America, Nicholas Lemann
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/90052951-d.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarksdale -- Chicago -- Washington -- Chicago -- Clarksdale -- Afterword
Control code
30993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780394560045
Lccn
90052951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm22240548
  • (OCoLC)22240548
Label
The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America, Nicholas Lemann
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/90052951-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarksdale -- Chicago -- Washington -- Chicago -- Clarksdale -- Afterword
Control code
30993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780394560045
Lccn
90052951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm22240548
  • (OCoLC)22240548

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