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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2011 - History - 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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Little lives rock big boats in Lemann's twofold drama of Pres. Johnson's Great Society venture. Act 1 introduces us to black victims of white progress in the sharecropper South, as they cast their ... Read full review

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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

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Nicholas Lemann was born and raised in New Orleans and has been a magazine writer since he was a teenager. He has worked at the Washington Monthly, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post, and has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He was the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University until 2013.

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