Daily Life During African American Migrations

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 226 pages
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"Daily Life during African American Migrations" focuses attention to the everyday social, cultural, and political lives of migrants in the United States as they established communities far away from their former homes. This book examines blacks' labor and urban experiences, social and political activism, and cultural and communal identities, while also considering the specificity of African Americans' migration as part of their long struggle for freedom and equality.

The author merges information from black migration studies, which focus on the internal movement of African American people in the United States, with African Diaspora studies, which consider peoples of African descent who have settled far from their native homes--either voluntarily or through duress--to document how these immigrants and their children create new communities while maintaining cultural connections with Africa. The stories of the nine million African Americans who collectively left the South between 1865 and 1965--and the millions more who left the Caribbean and Africa--not only document this long history of migration, but also present compelling human drama.


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Phillips’s (history, Brooklyn Coll.; War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq) comprehensive history explores the migration of the nine ... Read full review


1 African American Migration after 1865
The Great Migration 19101930
3 Black Migrants in the Metropolises of America
4 Migrants and Migration during the Great Depression and World War II
The Second Migration 19451965
6 Migrants and Civil Rights Cities
Overlapping Migrations in the Black Diaspora 19752005
Selected Bibliography
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About the author (2012)

Kimberley L. Phillips is professor of history and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of New York, Brooklyn College.