• The Warmth of Other Suns
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
  • The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 04/08/2020
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Synopsis

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives us this definitive, vividly dramatic account of how these journeys unfolded. Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of America's Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country journeys, as well as how they changed their new homes forever.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141995151
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 436g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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The Warmth of Other Suns
A deeply moving account
This is a deeply moving, incredibly poignant and truly fascinating look at the “Great Migration” of around six million African Americans from the Southern ... READ MORE
Sarah