Making of African America The Four Great Migrations

ISBN-10: 014311879X
ISBN-13: 9780143118794
Edition: 2011
Authors: Ira Berlin
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858

An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience. In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.

Ira Berlin is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Prologue
Movement and Place in the African American Past
The Transatlantic Passage
The Passage to the Interior
The Passage to the North
Global Passages
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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