Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration  Cover Image Book Book

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.

Wilkerson, Isabel. (Author).

Summary:

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780679444329 (alk. paper) :
  • ISBN: 0679444327 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: x, 622 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
In the land of the forefathers. Leaving ; The Great Migration, 1915-1970 -- Beginnings. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney ; The stirrings of discontent ; George Swanson Starling ; Robert Joseph Pershing Foster ; A burdensome labor ; The Awakening ; Breaking away -- Exodus. The appointed time of their crossing ; Crossing over -- The kinder mistress. Chicago ; New York ; Los Angeles ; The things they left behind ; Transplanted in alien soil ; Divisions ; To bend in strange winds ; The other side of Jordan ; Complications ; The river keeps running ; The prodigals ; Disillusionment ; Revolutions ; The fullness of the migration -- Aftermath. In the places they left ; Losses ; More North and West than South ; Redemption ; And, perhaps, to bloom ; The winter of their lives ; The emancipation of Ida Mae.
Subject: African Americans > Migrations > History > 20th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.
Rural-urban migration > United States > History > 20th century.

Currently available copies

  • 57 out of 72 copies are currently available at PINES.

Holds

  • 5 current holds on 72 total copies.
Sort by distance from:
Show Only Available Copies
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
NONFIC 304.8097 WILKERSO ( Send Text)
31001001885228 NONFICTION Checked out
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
NONFIC 304.8097 WILKERSO ( Send Text)
GIFT: In honor of Anjanette Willliams for her service on the Athens-Clarke County Library Board 2002-2011 and as Chair of the Building Committee.
31001002031335 DISPLAY2 Checked out
Athens Regional Library System:
      Lexington/Oglethorpe County Library
NONFIC 304.8097 WILKERSO ( Send Text)
31001002431162 NONFICTION Available
Athens Regional Library System:
      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
NONFIC 304.8097 WILKERSO ( Send Text)
31001001922583 NONFICTION Available
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Augusta-Richmond Co. Public Lib.
304.809 WIL ( Send Text)
31019003907329 ADULT Available
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Diamond Lakes Branch Library
304.809 WIL ( Send Text)
31019004849520 ADULT Available
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Friedman Branch Library
304.809 WIL ( Send Text)
31019004849512 ADULT Available
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Maxwell Branch Library
304.809 WIL ( Send Text)
31019004849504 ADULT Available
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Wallace Branch Library
304.809 WIL ( Send Text)
31019004849496 ADULT Available
Azalea Regional Library System:
      Greene County Public Library
304.80973 WIL ( Send Text)
31056006843630 ADULT Available


Additional Resources