The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson | 2010
Posted in: African American Experiences
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This nonfiction tour de force tells the story of the great African-American migration from the south to the north and the west, 1915-1970. It does so by interweaving macroeconomic trends and statistics with the lives of three migrants who fled small-town poverty and racism in Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana, only to find a complex set of challenges in Chicago, Harlem and Los Angeles.