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Author Berlin, Ira, 1941-
Title The making of African America : the four great migrations / Ira Berlin
Imprint New York : Viking, 2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  E185 .B473 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020323887
Descript 304 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation of one million slaves to the interior of the antebellum South; the movement of six million blacks to the industrial cities of the north and west a century later; and, since the late 1960s, the arrival of black immigrants from Africa, the Americas, and Europe. These epic migrations have made and remade African American life. This new account evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America. Historian Ira Berlin finds a dynamic of change in which eras of deep rootedness alternate with eras of massive movement, tradition giving way to innovation. The culture of black America is constantly evolving, affected by (and affecting) places as far away from one another as Biloxi, Chicago, Kingston, and Lagos.--From publisher description
Subject African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Migrations -- History
Slave trade -- United States -- History
Slave trade -- Atlantic Ocean -- History
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History
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