Following the lives of three individuals, African-Americans from the South who migrated north and west in the first half of the 20th century, THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, $30) shows how this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. For many, their flight from oppression was marked not only by uncertainty but by outright danger and hostility, whether they were en route or had landed in northern or western cities. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson expertly captures the historical sweep of this great migration, but by focusing her study on just three out of the millions, she tells a story that’s dramatic and moving.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
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Published: Random House - September 7th, 2010
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011