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The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

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On Sale: August 24, 2011
Pages: 416 | ISBN: 978-0-307-76487-4
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.
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"A compelling and powerful book that should be read by anyone interested in the continuing history of racial oppression and conflict in the United States. Lemann successfully interweaves personal narratives of African-American migrants and their families with the discouraging story of politics and public policy in Chicago and Washington."-- David Brion Davis, Yale University
"A fascinating and deeply moving book, a masterpiece of social anthropology. Lemann's account of the political history of the War on Poverty ranks with the very best contemporary history."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

Awards

WINNER 1991 Sidney Hillman Prize
WINNER Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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