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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

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Author: Isabel Wilkerson
Genre: Non-Fiction, Social Sciences
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: September 7, 2010
2 reviews about The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story...
review by . July 19, 2011
The older we get, the more we read, the more we realize that the history textbooks given to us in public schools when we were children left gaping holes where the shadow side of this nation's history should have been. It is only as an adult, independent reader, that I have learned most (if not all) of what I know about American history. And while I had a general idea about the Great Migration—the exodus of about 6 million black Southerners moving north from 1915 to 1970—it was only by reading Isabel …
review by . February 17, 2011
   I am the grandchild and great-grandchild of white immigrants to America who came from southern and eastern Europe. This is not my ancestors' story. But it is a story of moving from one homeland to another seeking a better life for oneself and one's children, and of how the "old country" is never truly left behind - and in that respect, it has elements in common with an immigrant story. However, the people Isabel Wilkerson writes about in The Warmth of Other Suns probably …
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