The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2005 - History - 446 pages
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Between 1900 and the 1970s, twenty million southerners migrated north and west. Weaving together for the first time the histories of these black and white migrants, James Gregory traces their paths and experiences in a comprehensive new study that demonst
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Century of Migration
11
2 Migration Stories
43
3 Success and Failure
81
4 The Black Metropolis
113
5 Uptown and Beyond
153
6 Gospel Highways
197
7 Leveraging Civil Rights
237
8 Refiguring Conservatism
283
9 Great Migrations
321
Tables
329
Note on Methods
355
Notes
359
Index
427
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James N. Gregory is professor of history at the University of Washington and director of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. He is author of the award-winning American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California.

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