The great migration / editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD.
Book | Grey House Publishing | 2022

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2 volumes (xvii, 586 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Defining documents in American history
Defining documents in American history (Salem Press)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Volume 1. Publisher's note -- Editor's introduction -- Contributors -- The first wave of migration in context -- Guinn v. United States -- The East St. Louis Riot and congressional investigation -- Negro migration in 1916-1917 -- The Black migrant: housing and employment -- No Negroes allowed -- Chicago race riots -- "The opportunity of Negro labor" -- "If we must die" -- NAACP: thirty years of lynching in the United States -- Elaine, Arkansas, massacre commemoration -- "Redlining" map of Syracuse, New York -- "The eruption of Tulsa" -- Marcus Garvey on "Back to Africa" -- The Klansman's manual -- The "New Negro" -- "The Negro artist and the racial mountain" -- From Race relations: adjustments of whites and Negroes in the United States -- "A Black inventory of the New Deal" -- Plea from a Scottsboro boy -- The second wave of migration in context -- The Negro motorist green book -- Executive order 8802: Fair employment practice in defense industries -- From Dust tracks on a road -- Morgan v. Virginia (1946) -- Jackie Robinson breaks the color code in baseball -- Report of the President's Committee on civil rights -- Shelley v. Kraemer (1948) -- Executive order 9981 -- From Invisible man -- Brown v. Board of Education -- Memo regarding the Emmett Till murder -- Cooper v. Aaron -- Volume 2. The second wave of migration in context -- George Wallace: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever" -- FBI documents relating to 16th Street Church bombing -- Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States -- Speech before Congress on voting rights -- President's remarks on the launching of Project Head Start -- The Watts Riot considered -- From Manchild in the promised land -- Loving v. Virginia -- Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) -- Internal migration statistics, 1870-1970 -- Postmigration decades -- Shirley Chisholm: "The Black woman in contemporary America" -- Boston busing case: Morgan v. Hennigan -- Regents of the University of California v. Bakke -- Jesse Jackson's "Rainbow Coalition" address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention -- City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. -- Rodney King case -- Shaw v. Reno -- Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña -- Foreclosure in the nation's capital: how unfair and reckless lending undermines homeownership -- Shelby County v. Holder -- Black Lives Matter -- Ferguson, Missouri, Unrest -- Angela Davis: women's march on Washington -- Barack Obama's "A more perfect union" speech -- COVID-19 brings health disparities research to the forefront -- Eulogy at George Floyd's memorial service -- Opening statement on slavery reparations before the House Judiciary Committee.
"Also known as the Great Northward Migration and the Black Migration, this movement of more than six million African Americans from America's rural southern regions to its urban northern regions occurred over more than 50 years, from 1916 to 1970. Some historians separate this great move into two periods--the first from 1916 to 1940, during which 1.6 million people moved from the rural south to the industrial north, and the second following the Great Depression, from 1940 to 1970, which saw more than 5 million people, many with urban skills, move north and west. Two main causes for this massive migration were poor economic conditions and racial segregation and discrimination in Southern states when Jim Crow laws were upheld. The Great Migration was historic for its sheer number, called 'the largest and most rapid internal movements in history.' It also brought historic change to the cities the migrants moved to, where African Americans established influential communities of their own at a time when these cities were already exerting cultural, social, political, and economic influence in the country. This set, Defining Documents in American History: The Great Migration, offers in-depth analysis of fifty-eight documents, including speeches, court rulings, legal texts, legislative acts, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, and interviews. These selections help define events concerning the migration of African Americans across the country, and how those events have helped shape history. The first volume of this set focuses on the first wave of migration with Guinn v. United States and the Chicago Race Riots, as well as the early second wave of migration in America with Morgan v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education. The second volume is dedicated to the latter half of the second wave of migration with Shirley Chisholm's 'The Black Woman in Contemporary America' and Loving v. Virginia, and the post-migration decades on how things have been since with the Rodney King case and Black Lives Matter. The material is organized into three sections, each beginning with a brief introduction that examines the waves of African American migration in the United States through a variety of historical documents." -- Publisher's website.
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