Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration
James R. Grossman
2ndPublisher: University of Chicago PressFormat: Paperback
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
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