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Making a Way Out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

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The Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans between the South and the North that began in the early 1940s and tapered off in the late 1960s, transformed America. This migration of approximately five million people helped improve the financial prospects of black Americans, who, in the next generation, moved increasingly into the middle class.

Over seven years, Lisa Krissoff Boehm gathered oral histories with women migrants and their children, two groups largely overlooked in the story of this event. She also utilized existing oral histories with migrants and southerners in leading archives. In extended excerpts from the oral histories, and in thoughtful scholarly analysis of the voices, this book offers a unique window into African American women's history.

These rich oral histories reveal much that is surprising. Although the Jim Crow South presented persistent dangers, the women retained warm memories of southern childhoods. Notwithstanding the burgeoning war industry, most women found themselves left out of industrial work. The North offered its own institutionalized racism; the region was not the promised land. Additionally, these African American women juggled work and family long before such battles became a staple of mainstream discussion. In the face of challenges, the women who share their tales here crafted lives of great meaning from the limited options available, making a way out of no way.

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Shared memories from the hard-working southern women who relocated to northern cities and birthed the black middle class

About the Author

Lisa Krissoff Boehm is associate professor of urban studies and director of the Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State College. She is the author of Popular Culture and the Enduring Myth of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604738025
Author:
Boehm, Lisa Krissoff
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies; Women s Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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