Publisher description for Land of hope : Chicago, Black southerners, and the Great Migration / James R. Grossman.


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Grossman's rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement."A vivid portrayal of an archetypical modernizing experience—peasants pulling up roots, moving to distant cities, and seeking to adapt to the strange new world of industrial capitalism."—George M. Fredrickson, Times Literary Supplement



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875-
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century.