Great Migration North, 1910-1970, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Lanzen Harris
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811879
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811874
  • DDC: 307.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 241 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Explains the social and economic factors that drove the African-American exodus out of the rural South to the industrial cities of the North during the first half of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Great Migration North, 1910–1970.
1: Narrative Overview.
2: Prologue.
3: Becoming African American.
4: The First Great Migration.
5: The Second Great Migration.
6: The Civil Rights Movement.
7: The “Return” Migration.
8: The Legacy of the Great Migration.
9: Biographies.
10: Robert S. Abbott (1870–1940).
11: Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955).
12: Tom Bradley (1917–1998).
13: W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963).
14: Marcus Garvey (1887–1940).
15: Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965).
16: Langston Hughes (1902–1967).
17: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968).
18: Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000).
19: A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979).
20: Malcolm X (1925–1965).
21: Primary Sources.
22: The Chicago Defender Reports on Lynchings in the Jim Crow South.
23: The Massacre of East St. Louis.
24: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919.
25: African Americans Praise Life in the North.
26: Langston Hughes Remembers the Harlem Renaissance.
27: President Roosevelt Signs the Fair Employment Act.
28: An Eyewitness Account of the 1943 Race Riot in Detroit.
29: President Truman Integrates the American Military.
30: An African-American Migrant Builds a New Life in the North.
31: The Kerner Report Analyzes the Root Causes of Racial Tensions in America.
32: Reasons for the “Return Migration” to the South.
33: The Great Migration and Its Enduring Impact on America.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.