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

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One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

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 changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic… (more)

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In “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” (Random House; $30), Isabel Wilkerson, who earned a Pulitzer while working as the Times’ Chicago bureau chief, and now directs the narrative-nonfiction program at Boston University, calls the exodus “the biggest underreported story of the twentieth century.”

New York Times : Freedom Trains (September 02, 2010)

In the winter of 1916, as Americans read the news of unimaginable slaughter in a distant yet rapidly spreading European war, it was easy to overlook stories like the one in The Chicago Defender reporting that several black families in Selma, Ala., had left the South.

“The Warmth of Other Suns,” [is a] work that seems to have lasted the better part of 20 years and taken a piece of Ms. Wilkerson’s heart in the process. Her hard work, keen insight and passionate personal commitment make “The Warmth of Other Suns” a landmark piece of nonfiction.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (September 07, 2010)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2010 winner


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