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Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migrationby 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 experiencepeasants 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
Grossmans rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.
About the Author
James R. Grossman is Executive Director of the American Historical Association and Associate Faculty in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.
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1. "All I Ask Is Give Me a Chance"
2. "The Negro's Natural Home"
3. "Tell Me About the Place"
4. "Bound for the Promised Land"
5. "Home People" and "Old Settlers"
6. "Don't Have to Look up to the White Man"
7. "Eny Kind of Worke"
8. "The White Man's Union"
9. "What Work Can I Get If I Go through School?"
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