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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Year Published: 2010

Description: In The Warmth of Other Suns:  The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson uses the stories of three individuals—a female sharecropper who left Mississippi for the Midwest, a citrus picker who fled Florida for Harlem, and a Louisiana native who went west to pursue a medical career—as a framework for exploring the major impact of the exodus of African-Americans out of the American south from 1915 to 1970.  In so doing, she shines a light on an often overlooked but defining aspect of America's social and economic history.

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