The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and how it Changed America
A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.
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I read the book when it was first published in 1992; read it again in 2002 and am now re-reading it. This is an important piece of work in understanding how our country moved from slavery until our current conditions of poverty and government funded programs; well researched and extremely thought-provoking. I would love to see Nicholas Lemann write part 2.