The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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In this epic, beautifully written masterpiece, Pulitzer Prize laureate, author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great unpublished accounts of American history: long decades of migration of black citizens who fled the South to the north and western cities, in search of a better lifeNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER HISTORY LYNTON WINNER OF THE HEARTLAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITTERARY PRIZE OF THE FINALIST PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times and USA Today – O: Le Oprah Magazine – Amazon – Publishers Weekly – Salon – Newsday – The Daily Beast NOMMEDWilkerson compares this epic of migration to the migration of other peoples in historyShe interviewed over a thousand people, and obtained access to new data and official documents, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American days unfolded, changing our cities, our countries, and ourselvesWith superb historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three people: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi in Chicago, where she attained calm blue-necked success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for a seat in the Illinois Senate; sharp and angry George Starling, who, in 1945, fled Florida for Harlem, where he put in danger his post fighting for civil rights
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