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Wandering in strange lands : a daughter of the Great Migration reclaims her roots / Morgan Jerkins
Book | Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2020 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents
Prologue: The milkman's baby -- Lowcountry, Georgia, and South Carolina -- Louisiana Creole -- Oklahoma -- Los Angeles -- Epilogue.
Summary
An acclaimed cultural critic presents the story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots, the Great Migration, and the displacement of black people across America.
Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. This event transformed the complexion of America and provided black people with new economic opportunities, but also disconnected them from their roots, their land, and their sense of identity. Jerkins recreates her ancestors' journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took from Georgia and South Carolina to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California. She did this not only her own past, but the lineage of an entire group of people who have been displaced, disenfranchised, and disrespected throughout our history. -- adapted from jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) and index.
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9780062873040 (hardcover)
0062873040 (hardcover)
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