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African American History

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

In this 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.

To Ask for an Equal Chance: African Americans in the Great Depression

The Great Depression hit Americans hard, but none harder than African Americans and the working poor. To Ask for an Equal Chance explores black experiences during this period and the intertwined challenges posed by race and class.

'Or Does It Explode?' : Black Harlem in the Great Depression

The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination.

The Depression Comes to the South Side: Protest and Politics in the Black Metropolis, 1930-1933

In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline--a victim of the Depression.

How the New Deal Left Out African Americans

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