The Next Great Migration

Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

Author: Sonia Shah

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526646309

Category: Science

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'A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species' NAOMI KLEIN 'Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years' OBSERVER 'A dazzling tour through 300 years of scientific history' PROSPECT 'A hugely entertaining, life-affirming and hopeful hymn to the glorious adaptability of life on earth' SCOTSMAN We are surrounded by stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and spreading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis – it is the solution. Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

The Warmth of Other Suns

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story 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 ...

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679604075

Category: History

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In this bestselling, 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. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story 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, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic. MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER HEARTLAND AWARD WINNER DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • USA Today • O: The Oprah Magazine • Amazon • Publishers Weekly • Salon • Newsday • The Daily Beast NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • The Washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Christian Science Monitor

Great Migration Newsletter

1 ) Great Migration Study Project 101 Newbury Street Boston , MA 02116 NON - PROFIT ORG . U . S . POSTAGE PAID Burlington , VERMONT Permit No . 579 Stanford University Libraries 3 6105 022 115 799 STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

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The Great Migration in Historical Perspective

New Dimensions of Race, Class, and Gender Joe William Trotter. r The Great Migration in Historical Perspective Blacks in the Diaspora.

Author: Joe William Trotter

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ISBN: UOM:39015022068459

Category: Social Science

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Legions of black Americans left the South to migrate to the jobs of the North, from the meat-packing plants of Chicago to the shipyards of Richmond, California. These essays analyze the role of African Americans in shaping their own geographical movement, emphasizing the role of black kin, friend, and communal network. Contributors include Darlene Clark Hine, Peter Gottlieb, James R. Grossman, Earl Lewis, Shirley Ann Moore, and Joe William Trotter, Jr. (Publisher).

The Next Great Migration

... here barriers to prevent migration across, here and Europe-bound refugees, here, here Mendel, Gregor, here, ... War mass migrations, here See also invasive species; population growth; xenophobia migration deterrence measures, here, ...

Author: Sonia Shah

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526629210

Category: Science

Page: 400

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'A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species' NAOMI KLEIN 'Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years' OBSERVER 'A dazzling tour through 300 years of scientific history' PROSPECT 'A hugely entertaining, life-affirming and hopeful hymn to the glorious adaptability of life on earth' SCOTSMAN We are surrounded by stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and spreading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis – it is the solution. Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

The Other Great Migration

1, Special Issue (2003). Pruitt, Bernadette. “'For the Advancement of the Race': The Great Migrations to Houston, Texas, 1914–1941.” Journal of Urban History, 31 (May 2005): 435–478. —. “In Search of Freedom: Black Migration to Houston, ...

Author: Bernadette Pruitt

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603449489

Category: History

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The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country’s demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the move from rural to urban homes in Jim Crow Houston as a form of black activism and resistance to racism. Between 1900 and 1950 nearly fifty thousand blacks left their rural communities and small towns in Texas and Louisiana for Houston. Jim Crow proscription, disfranchisement, acts of violence and brutality, and rural poverty pushed them from their homes; the lure of social advancement and prosperity based on urban-industrial development drew them. Houston’s close proximity to basic minerals, innovations in transportation, increased trade, augmented economic revenue, and industrial development prompted white families, commercial businesses, and industries near the Houston Ship Channel to recruit blacks and other immigrants to the city as domestic laborers and wage earners. Using census data, manuscript collections, government records, and oral history interviews, Pruitt details who the migrants were, why they embarked on their journeys to Houston, the migration networks on which they relied, the jobs they held, the neighborhoods into which they settled, the culture and institutions they transplanted into the city, and the communities and people they transformed in Houston.

The Saga of the Aryan Race The great migration

They were the first IlazdaYasnis , the Worshippers of Ahura Mazda : God in the ancient 4 yan tongue of Avestan . l ' olume 1 of the Saga describes vividly the Great Migration of the Arvan ancestors from their ancient homeland Airyanam ...

Author: Porus Homi Havewala

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ISBN: UOM:39015041344873

Category: Zoroastrianism

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An outline of the history of Zoroastrianism.

Wandering in Strange Lands

One of TIME's 100 Must Read Books of 2020 and one of Good Housekeeping's Best Books of the Year Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and ...

Author: Morgan Jerkins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062873071

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot “One of the smartest young writers of her generation.”—Book Riot From the acclaimed cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing—a writer whom Roxane Gay has hailed as “a force to be reckoned with”—comes this powerful story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots, the Great Migration, and the displacement of black people across America. Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event transformed the complexion of America and provided black people with new economic opportunities, it also disconnected them from their roots, their land, and their sense of identity, argues Morgan Jerkins. In this fascinating and deeply personal exploration, she recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took from Georgia and South Carolina to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California. Following in their footsteps, Jerkins seeks to understand not only her own past, but the lineage of an entire group of people who have been displaced, disenfranchised, and disrespected throughout our history. Through interviews, photos, and hundreds of pages of transcription, Jerkins braids the loose threads of her family’s oral histories, which she was able to trace back 300 years, with the insights and recollections of black people she met along the way—the tissue of black myths, customs, and blood that connect the bones of American history. Incisive and illuminating, Wandering in Strange Lands is a timely and enthralling look at America’s past and present, one family’s legacy, and a young black woman’s life, filtered through her sharp and curious eyes.

The Promised Land

A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects.

Author: Nicholas Lemann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679733477

Category: History

Page: 408

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A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Passage from India to El Dorado

This book is the story of these immigrants, who were transported from one side of the globe to another, almost exclusively in sailing ships."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Dave Hollett

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638198

Category: History

Page: 325

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"At the instigation of William Gladstone, this challenge was met by implementing a controversial plan he had conceived, namely, the recruitment and importation of indentured workers from various places, but primarily from India, then the "jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire. This book is the story of these immigrants, who were transported from one side of the globe to another, almost exclusively in sailing ships."--BOOK JACKET.

Land of Hope

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.

Author: James R. Grossman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226309958

Category: History

Page: 384

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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.

From the Great Migration to the Greatest Generation

"From the Great Migration to the Greatest Generation provides biographical sketches of the Blanchard men who share the same y-DNA profile as George Blanchard, and the women who share the mtDNA sequence of Norma Ordway.

Author: Wayne Blanchard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304143051

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"From the Great Migration to the Greatest Generation provides biographical sketches of the Blanchard men who share the same y-DNA profile as George Blanchard, and the women who share the mtDNA sequence of Norma Ordway. Both were part of the 'Greatest Generation' who survived World War II and their ancestry can be traced to the Great Migration of English immigrants who created New England in the 1630's" -- Back cover.

Black Protest and the Great Migration

Eric Arnesen’s unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books explores the “Great Migration,” focusing on the economic, social, and political conditions of the Jim ...

Author: Eric Arnesen

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312391293

Category: History

Page: 226

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During World War I, as many as half a million southern African Americans permanently left the South to create new homes and lives in the urban North, and hundreds of thousands more would follow in the 1920s. This dramatic transformation in the lives of many black Americans involved more than geography: the increasingly visible “New Negro” and the intensification of grassroots black activism in the South as well as the North were the manifestations of a new challenge to racial subordination. Eric Arnesen’s unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books explores the “Great Migration,” focusing on the economic, social, and political conditions of the Jim Crow South, the meanings of race in general — and on labor in particular — in the urban North, the grassroots movements of social protest that flourished in the war years, and the postwar “racial counterrevolution.” An introduction by the editor, headnotes to documents, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are included.

The Great Migration White Band

White Band non-fiction titles use different genre styles across one text and a range of non-fiction text features. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities

Author: Jonathan Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107560659

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Cambridge Reading Adventures is an international Primary reading scheme which couples an exciting range of texts with precise book-banding from the Institute of Education. The Great Migration is a round trip of about 3000 kilometres. Find out why animals make this journey every year. What dangers do they face on the way?

A Long Dark Night

Sernett, Bound for the Promised Land, 37; Tolnay, ''The African American 'Great Migration' and Beyond,'' 217. 24. Sernett, Bound for the Promised Land, 37, 157; Simkins and Roland, A History of the South, 503; Tolnay, ''The African ...

Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442259966

Category: History

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For a brief time following the end of the U.S. Civil War, American political leaders had an opportunity—slim, to be sure, but not beyond the realm of possibility—to remake society so that black Americans and other persons of color could enjoy equal opportunity in civil and political life. It was not to be. With each passing year after the war—and especially after Reconstruction ended during the 1870s—American society witnessed the evolution of a new white republic as national leaders abandoned the promise of Reconstruction and justified their racial biases based on political, economic, social, and religious values that supplanted the old North-South/slavery-abolitionist schism of the antebellum era. A Long Dark Night provides a sweeping history of this too often overlooked period of African American history that followed the collapse of Reconstruction—from the beginnings of legal segregation through the end of World War II. Michael J. Martinez argues that the 1880s ushered in the dark night of the American Negro—a night so dark and so long that the better part of a century would elapse before sunlight broke through. Combining both a “top down” perspective on crucial political issues and public policy decisions as well as a “bottom up” discussion of the lives of black and white Americans between the 1880s and the 1940s, A Long Dark Night will be of interest to all readers seeking to better understand this crucial era that continues to resonate throughout American life today.

The Great Immigration Scandal

Migration. Mayday. Dubbed 'Tony Blair's great Uturnon immigration', the notsogreat leader's speech at the London Business Schoolon Tuesday April27was a significant admission. Itwas 'crunch time', requiringa 'toptobottom' reviewofthe ...

Author: Steve Moxon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845404024

Category: Social Science

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Outlines the events that led to the decision that the author could no longer participate in a policy that appeared to be at odds with the intentions of Parliament. This book includes an analysis of the relevant scholarly literature in demography, economics and psychology.

The Children of China s Great Migration

Rachel Murphy explores Chinese children's experience of having migrant parents and the impact this has on family relationships in China.

Author: Rachel Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108834858

Category: Business & Economics

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Rachel Murphy explores Chinese children's experience of having migrant parents and the impact this has on family relationships in China.