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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.

Wilkerson, Isabel. (Author).

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at York County Libraries.

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3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dover Area Community Library Adults 304.87 WIL Nonfiction (Text) 34217000523555 Adult Area Checked Out 02/10/2021
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults 304.87 WIL Nonfiction (Text) 34007001753776 Adult Area Checked Out 02/16/2021
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults 304.87 WIL Nonfiction (Text) 34002001318423 Adult Area In Transit -
Martin Library Adults 304.87 WIL Life Times (Text) 33454004414637 2nd Floor Checked Out 01/25/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679444329
  • ISBN: 0679444327
  • Physical Description: x, 622 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
PART ONE: In the land of the forefathers. Leaving ; The Great Migration, 1915-1970
PART TWO: Beginnings. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney ; The stirrings of discontent ; George Swanson Starling ; Robert Joseph Pershing Foster ; A burdensome labor ; The Awakening ; Breaking away
PART THREE: Exodus. The appointed time of their coming ; Crossing over
PART FOUR: The kinder mistress. Chicago ; New York ; Los Angeles ; The things they left behind ; Transplanted in alien soil ; Divisions ; To bend in strange winds ; The other side of Jordan ; Complications ; The river keeps running ; The prodigals ; Disillusionment ; Revolutions ; The fullness of the migration
PART FIVE: Aftermath. In the places they left ; Losses ; More North and West than South ; Redemption ; And, perhaps, to bloom ; The winter of their lives ; The emancipation of Ida Mae.
Summary, etc.:
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
Target Audience Note:
1160L Lexile
Awards Note:
National Book Critics Circle Award (General Nonfiction), 2011
Subject: African Americans > Migrations > History > 20th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.
Rural-urban migration > United States > History > 20th century.
Topic Heading: Literary prizes.
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