The Making of African America

The Making of African America

The Four Great Migrations

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Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation of one million slaves to the interior of the antebellum South; the movement of six million blacks to the industrial cities of the north and west a century later; and, since the late 1960s, the arrival of black immigrants from Africa, the Americas, and Europe. These epic migrations have made and remade African American life. This new account evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America. Historian Ira Berlin finds a dynamic of change in which eras of deep rootedness alternate with eras of massive movement, tradition giving way to innovation. The culture of black America is constantly evolving, affected by (and affecting) places as far away from one another as Biloxi, Chicago, Kingston, and Lagos.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010
ISBN: 9780670021376
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 Be
Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm


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I learned so much. Wonderful book.

Mar 11, 2015

A compelling and well-focused summary of a subject that could easily fill multiple volumes.


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