The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2011 - Social Science - 416 pages
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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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Focusing on the larger post-1940 complement of the black South-to-North movement--the "Great Black Migration''--that created New York's Harlem and similar black quarters in every major northern city ... Read full review

Contents

CLARKSDALE
3
CHIC AGO
213
CLARKSDALE 307
231
Acknowledgments
355
Index
400
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About the author (2011)

Stephen Harrigan is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, among them the critically acclaimed and best-selling novel The Gates of the Alamo, and two previous collections of essays, A Natural State and Comanche Midnight. His most recent novel, Remember Ben Clayton, won the Jesse H. Jones award for the best work of fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and has contributed articles and essays to a wide variety of other magazines. Harrigan is also an award-winning screenwriter who has written many movies for television.

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