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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

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.

Part One: IN THE LAND OF THE FOREFATHERS

Chapter 1. Leaving

Chapter 2. The Great Migration, 1915–1970

Part Two: BEGINNINGS

Chapter 3. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney

Chapter 4. The Stirrings of Discontent

Chapter 5. George Swanson Starling

Chapter 6. Robert Joseph Pershing Foster

Chapter 7. A Burdensome Labor

Chapter 8. The Awakening

Chapter 9. Breaking Away

Part Three: EXODUS

Chapter 10. The Appointed Time of Their Coming

Chapter 11. Crossing Over

Part Four: THE KINDER MISTRESS

Chapter 12. Chicago

Chapter 13. New York

Chapter 14. Los Angeles

Chapter 15. The Things They Left Behind

Chapter 16. Transplanted in Alien Soil

Chapter 17. Divisions

Chapter 18. To Bend in Strange Winds

Chapter 19. The Other Side of Jordan

Chapter 20. Complications

Chapter 21. The River Keeps Running

Chapter 22. The Prodigals

Chapter 23. Disillusionment

Chapter 24. Revolutions

Chapter 25. The Fullness of the Migration

Part Five: AFTERMATH

Chapter 26. In the Places They Left

Chapter 27. Losses

Chapter 28. More North and West Than South

Chapter 29. Redemption

Chapter 30. And, Perhaps, to Bloom

Chapter 31. The Winter of Their Lives

Chapter 32. The Emancipation of Ida Mae

Epilogue

Notes