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Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

ISBN-10: 0679763880

ISBN-13: 9780679763888

Edition: 2011

Authors: Isabel Wilkerson

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With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells the story of the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, from 1915 to 1970, through the lives of three unique individuals.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Isabel Wilkerson was born in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Howard University. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting. She also won the George Polk Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Hillman Book Prize, the 2011 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Stephen Ambrose Oral History Prize, the Independent Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the NAACP Image Award for best literary debut. She has been a journalism professor at Princeton University and Emory University. She is currently Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University.

In the Land of the Forefathers
Leaving
The Great Migration, 1915-1970
Beginnings
Ida Mae Brandon Gladney
The Stirrings of Discontent
George Swanson Starling
Robert Joseph Pershing Foster
A Burdensome Labor
The Awakening
Breaking Away
Exodus
The appointed Time of their Coming
Crossing Over
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
Aftermath
In the Places They Left
Losses
More North and West Than South
Rederription
And, Perhaps, to Bloom
The Winter of Their Lives
The Emancipation of Ida Mae
Epilogue
Notes on Methodology
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Index
Permissions Acknowledgments