Black Protest and the Great Migration A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312391293
ISBN-13: 9780312391294
Edition: 2003
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Description: During World War I, as many as half a million southern African Americans permanently left the South to create new homes and lives in the urban North, and hundreds of thousands more would follow in the 1920s. This dramatic transformation in the lives  More...

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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

During World War I, as many as half a million southern African Americans permanently left the South to create new homes and lives in the urban North, and hundreds of thousands more would follow in the 1920s. This dramatic transformation in the lives of many black Americans involved more than geography: the increasingly visible “New Negro” and the intensification of grassroots black activism in the South as well as the North were the manifestations of a new challenge to racial subordination. Eric Arnesen’s unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books explores the “Great Migration,” focusing on the economic, social, and political conditions of the Jim Crow South, the meanings of race in general — and on labor in particular — in the urban North, the grassroots movements of social protest that flourished in the war years, and the postwar “racial counterrevolution.” An introduction by the editor, headnotes to documents, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are included.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction : "the great American protest"
Origins of the great migration
Wartime opportunities in the north
The promised land?
Wartime black leaders, the new Negro, and grassroots politics
Racial violence and the postwar reaction to black activism
Consequences of the migration
The documents
The great migration begins
The migration of Negroes, June 1917
The Negro exodus : a Southern woman's view, March 18, 1917
How much is the migration a flight from persecution? : September 1923
1100 Negroes desert Savannah, Georgia, August 11, 1916
Luring labor north, August 22, 1916
Negroes urged to remain in south, November 25, 1916
Negro migration, August 1, 1917
The promised land?
The arrival in Chicago, 1922
Read this before you move north, April 5, 1917
Negroes a source of industrial labor, August 1918
The Negro in the north, June 4, 1917
The massacre of east St. Louis, September 1917
Thousands march in silent protest, August 4, 1917
The evolution of black politics
The patriotism of the Negro, May 4, 1917
Close ranks, July 1918
Negro conscription, October 20, 1917
Protest to Boston Herald, April 20, 1918
Houston : an NAACP investigation, November 1917
Racial clashes, July 26, 1919
League asks full manhood rights, May 19, 1917
The heart of the south, May 1917
Reconstruction and the Negro, February 1919
Migration and political power, July 1918
What we believe, January 1, 1924 and The principles of the universal Negro improvement association, November 25, 1922
New leadership for the Negro, May-June 1919
If we must die, September 1919
The new Negro, June 2, 1920
Letter to president Woodrow Wilson, May 29, 1918
Campaign for women nearing its close, November 1, 1917
Negro women seek permission to vote, November 3, 1920
Black workers and the wartime home front
Trades unions, March 1918
From Alabama : colored miners anxious for organization, June 1, 1916
The Birmingham case, 1918
Negro organizer tarred, Tune, 14, 1918
Negro strikers return to work, October 3, 1918
Colored women of Houston organize, May 6, 1916
Negro washerwomen to have union wage scale, October 10, 1918
Workers strike in laundries to get higher pay, April 23, 1918
Negro women are under arrest in laundry strike, April 25, 1918
Negro women living in idleness must go to work or to jail, October 17, 1918
Negroes to demand work at Charleston navy yard, May 19, 1917
Opportunities and obstacles in the postwar era
Views and reviews : now comes the test, November 23, 1918
Reconstruction and the colored woman, January 1919
Letters from the U.S. Department of Labor case files, 1919
Bogalusa, January 1920
Colored labor delegation demands rights in Alabama, February 28, 1920
Negroes in the unions, August 1925
The rights of the black man, August 2, 1919
Race riots in Chicago, July 28, 1919
Chicago in the nation's race strife, August 9, 1919
Slowly restore order today in riot districts, October 3, 1919
The race conflict in Arkansas, December 13, 1919
How the Arkansas peons were freed, July 28, 1923
Postwar migration
"Chi" Negroes ask to return to Mississippi, August 1, 1919
Negroes who come to south are better off, August 24, 1919, and find the southern Negro prosperous, October 5, 1919
Why southern Negroes don't go south, November 29, 1919
Mighty exodus continues; cause not economic, July 22, 1920
These "colored" United States, December 1923
Negro migration : its effect on family and community life in the north, October 1924
The new Negro, 1925
Chronology of events related to the great migration (1865-1925)
Questions for consideration
App: Selected bibliography
Index

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