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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Author: Isabel Wilkerson
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679444329
ISBN-10: 0679444327
Publication Date: 9/7/2010
Pages: 640
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4.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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The first book I purchased for my Kindle. It's an excellent choice whichever medium you choose. Real stories about real people and real history. It's the telling of overcoming abuse and illegal control by one people over another, by choosing to leave instead of bloody and, undoubtably, unsuccessful rebellion. The maintenance of the existing caste system in the southern states by the use of violence and outright murder was a brutal chapter in our history. It is an ongoing struggle to learn how to treat each other in the manner that we said we would from our beginning.
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This is a long book, but well worth the read. I couldn't put it down and I feel after reading it that I have a new perspective on this part of our nation's history.

It is so well researched and helps to put in perspective the struggles of African Americans and how those struggles relate even to our present day.

I understand why it has a wish list on PBS of over 300 people. I absolutely loved the book!
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This is an awesomely written book! Wilkerson did a great job of researching this topic. I read every page and enjoyed it. It puts the subject of color in America in a new perspective for me.
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The topic is interesting and there are a lot of things about black history in this country that I learned in the early chapters of the book. Ms. Wilkerson deserves all the accolades for the time and energy that she put into researching and writing this book. If you like history, this book is a great read. If you are looking for a novel this is not the book for you. Even though she introduces you to several people throughout the book, it is hard to connect with the individuals on a personal level.


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